Photo: Thomas J. Story
Prep and Cook Time
1 Hour
Chill Time
24 Hours
Yield
Makes 3 pts. (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Bright but not too sweet, this relish from Cindy Daniel of Healdsburg Shed in Northern California is great with turkey as an alternative--or addition--to cranberry relish. You'll need 3 pt.-size canning jars.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large saucepan, bring 3 cups water and remaining ingredients except quinces to a simmer over high heat. Add quinces, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, until quinces are tender when pierced, 30 to 35 minutes.

Step 2

With a slotted spoon, transfer quinces to 3 widemouthed pint jars. Lift out cinnamon, bay, and star anise; cut into pieces with kitchen scissors; and return to liquid. Pour liquid over quinces, dividing spices; let cool. Chill, covered, at least 1 day before serving.

Step 3

*Lay pieces on their sides on a work surface to cut out the firm cores.

Step 4

Make ahead: Up to 1 week, chilled.

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