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Old-Fashioned Corn Relish

Old-Fashioned Corn Relish

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Yield: About 3 cups
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs

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  • 4 ears of fresh corn or one 10-ounce package frozen whole kernel corn (2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup julienned carrot
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions or chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped red or green sweet pepper
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce


  1. Remove husks from fresh ears of corn if using; scrub with a stiff brush to remove silks and rinse. Cut kernels from cob. Cook kernels, covered, in a small amount of boiling salted water for 4 minutes. (Or cook frozen corn according to package directions.) Drain corn. Transfer corn to a medium bowl; stir in carrot, green onions, and sweet pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, vinegar, salt, celery seeds, dry mustard and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Carefully pour sugar mixture over corn mixture. Let cool slightly. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 2 weeks. Serve with a slotted spoon, if you like with pork, beef or poultry. Makes about 3 cup (12, 1/4-cup servings).

Nutrition Facts

(Old-Fashioned Corn Relish)

Servings Per Recipe 12, calcium (mg) 10, sodium (mg) 105, iron (mg) 0, fiber (g) 1, carb. (g) 12, vit. C (mg) 11, cal. (kcal) 52, vit. A (IU) 777, pro. (g) 1

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