Vidalia Onion & Peach Refrigerator Relish

Take advantage of seasonal fruit and vegetables by sealing in their flavors at the height of their peak. Preserve jars of Vidalia Onion and Peach Refrigerator Relish for family and friends to enjoy yearround.


Makes about 10 (8-oz.) jars
Total time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 cups apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup gin
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
4 bay leaves, crushed
3 pounds Vidalia onions, finely chopped
3 pounds fresh peaches, peeled and chopped
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced


1. Bring water, sugar, vinegar, gin, salt, mustard seeds, celery salt, dried crushed red pepper, and crushed bay leaves to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add Vidalia onions, peaches, and garlic; boil, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Let mixture cool completely (about 2 hours). Store in airtight containers in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.