Local Apple Relish

This year, while searching through various old cookbooks for pecan pie recipes I came across a lovely fresh apple relish (Apple Kitchen Cook Book by Demetria Taylor), which I just had to try. It was fantastic! Especially tasty with fresh, local apples, it works particularly well as a relish with turkey, and really helps to digest a big meal as it has homemade dill pickles as well as probiotic mustard and a touch of homemade mayonnaise. This is my version…I should have posted it before Thanksgiving! Keep it in mind for your Christmas dinner.

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Fresh Apple Relish

Charoset A traditional Passover relish.

Makes about 4-5 cups

This is an ancient, wise and delicious food that every age group loves:

  • ½ c dried cranberries or cherries, chopped
  • ½ c dried apricots, chopped
  • ½ c raisins
  • ½ c dates, chopped
  • 2/3 c mixed nuts, chopped
  • 2 large red apples unpeeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 large green apple, unpeeled, cored, and grated
  • 1c organic grape juice
  • ½ t almond extract
  • 1 ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pod vanilla bean, scraped (optional)

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