Corn Relish Recipe

Perfect for topping bruschetta and other bread goods, this spicy Corn Relish recipe will become a family favorite.

| May/June 2010

Corn Relish

Corn relish adds spice to tasty bruschetta. Smith
Corn Products Are Everywhere in American Life

Try this spicy Corn Relish recipe any time of year.

20 ears fresh sweet corn
4 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped sweet red pepper
2 cups chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped onions
2 cups sugar
2 cups vinegar
2 1/2 cups water, divided
2 tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons celery seed
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons dry mustard
2 teaspoons turmeric
7 pint jars 

Husk sweet corn. Boil for 5 minutes, then plunge into cold water and drain. Cut corn from cobs, but do not scrape the cobs.

In saucepan, combine celery, sweet red pepper, green pepper, onions, sugar, vinegar, 2 cups water, salt and celery seed. Bring to a boil; boil uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Blend flour, dry mustard, turmeric and remaining cold water. Add to celery mixture along with corn and return to a boil. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Pour hot liquid into hot, sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Adjust lids. Process in water bath 15 minutes for half-pine or pint jars. In altitudes of 1,000 to 6,000 feet, process for 20 minutes; and for altitudes above 6,000 feet, process 25 minutes. Yields 7 pints of relish.
Note: You can also refrigerate jars of relish, if you plan on using it quickly.
7/30/2014 4:53:46 AM

this recipe is really lovely and makes a nice addition to cold black bean salad. Perhaps my corn ears were larger than what the author's however I made way more than just seven pints. Fortunately, I had plenty of canning jars available

amy crawford
4/9/2010 7:58:05 AM

Thanks for this recipe...I can't wait to try it!

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