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(This recipe is from Ellen Connolly Breen, a friend of mine, who lives on the sunny shores of Florida.)

She tells me that she’s had this relish at Christmas since she was young, and it came to her by way of her dad’s best friend, a police lieutenant in Yonkers, NY.

It goes great with any kind of meat!

1-1/2 cups of finely chopped walnuts
3 cups of medium chopped fresh pears
1 and 1/2 cups of raisins
3 bags (12 oz. each) of fresh cranberries


Into a large pot put 4 - 5 cups of water

Add 4- 5 cups of sugar

Boil for 5 minutes until the sugar dissolves

Add cranberries keep heat high enough for the berries to  start popping

Turn down the heat keep stirring

Add nuts, pears and raisins

I let it simmer for hours on the stove at a low heat--- so that  it thickens

Put in jars. Refrigerate.