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Sweet Onion Relish

4 x half-litre jars (US pint)

Course Relish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yield 4 half-litre jars (US pint)
Calories 45 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.25 kg onion (ground up. 3 litres / 3 quarts / 5 lbs). Measurements after peeling and grinding)
  • 4 tablespoons picking salt (OR non-bitter, non-clouding salt sub)
  • 2 teaspoons pickling spice
  • 500 ml cider vinegar (5% or higher. 2 cups / 16 oz)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons pimento (chopped. 20 g)
  • 500 g white sugar (2 1/4 cups / 18 oz OR 2 teaspoons liquid stevia
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Peel onions.
  2. Pass through a grinder such as shown below to obtain amount needed above.
  3. Mix with salt OR first amount of salt sub and let stand 30 to 60 minutes or overnight.
  4. Squeeze excess water from onion and discard it.
  5. Put onion in a large pot.
  6. Tie pickling spice in a cheesecloth and add to pot.
  7. Add all remaining ingredients to pot.
  8. Bring to a boil, then let simmer uncovered until thick -- about 30 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  9. Remove and discard spice bag.
  10. Ladle hot relish into heated jars, leaving 2 cm (1/2 inch) headspace.
  11. Debubble, adjust headspace.
  12. Wipe jar rims.
  13. Put lids on.
  14. Process in a water bath or steam canner.
  15. Process jars for 10 minutes; increase time as needed for your altitude.