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Grandma's Pepper Relish

Yield Makes 6 servings (about 4 1/2 cups)
For the Fleers, this relish serves as everything from a sandwich spread to a topping for fresh peas and succotash. John uses his grandmother's grinder, but you can chop the peppers and onions as directed.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup malt vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 3 medium-size red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 3 medium-size green bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 medium-size Vidalia onions, diced

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir in peppers and onions; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool. Cover and chill up to 2 weeks.