I have yet to find an apple pie filling recipe that I really like, so I’m sharing this recipe instead. I tried a recipe from Hobby Farms, but it was too much glop and not enough apple for my taste. I’m busy formulating a different recipe in my mind, and may try it next weekend. For now, enjoy this apple-pear-cranberry-walnut relish instead.
- 2 cups peeled and chopped apples
- 2 cups peeled and chopped pears
- 12 oz. fresh cranberries
- 2 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- whole cinnamon sticks
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Combine fruit, sugar and water in a large pot. Simmer, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Stir in the nutmeg and walnuts, then cook for 5 more minutes. Place a whole cinnamon stick in each sterilized jar, then ladle the hot relish into jars leaving 1/4″ headspace. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.