ELLEN’S CRANBERRY RELISH
(This recipe is from Ellen Connolly Breen, a friend of mine, who lives on the sunny shores of Florida.)
She tells me that she’s had this relish at Christmas since she was young, and it came to her by way of her dad’s best friend, a police lieutenant in Yonkers, NY.
It goes great with any kind of meat!
1-1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts
3 cups of medium chopped fresh pears
1 and 1/2 cups of raisins
3 bags (12 oz. each) of fresh cranberries
Into a large pot put 4 - 5 cups of water
Add 4- 5 cups of sugar
Boil for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves
Add cranberries keep heat high enough for the berries to start popping
Turn down the heat keep stirring
Add nuts, pears and raisins
I let it simmer for hours on the stove at a low heat--- so that it thickens
Put in jars. Refrigerate.