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Cranberry and Black Pepper Relish
Jan Birnbaum, Catahoula-Calistoga, CA
Adapted by StarChefs

Yield: 12 servingss

  • 3 (12 ounce) bags fresh cranberries
  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, medium dice
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 4 ½ cups sugar
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cracked allspice berries
  • ½ each fresh vanilla bean, seeds scraped and reserved
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh ground black pepper

Bring lemon juice to boil w/ allspice and cloves. Remove from heat and steep for 10 min. Strain and dispose of the spices, reserving the juice.

Place ¾ of the bag of cranberries, the pineapple, orange zest, vanilla bean seeds, sugar and lemon juice into a pot and simmer for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, or until the berries have cooked down and the mixture has thickened.

Add the remainder of the bag of berries, simmer again for 15 minutes. Then, add black pepper and cook 5 more minutes. Store in the refrigerator and serve cold or room temperature.