Friday, February 22, 2008

Spiced Peach Relish

1 1/4 cups white wine vinegar
7 just-ripe slipstone peaches, halved, stones removed, coarsely chopped
1 green apple, halved, cored, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped dried peaches
2 tsp ground ginger
4 whole green cardamom pods
2 inch cinnamon stick
2 cups, firmly packed brown sugar

Place the vinegar, peach, apple, dried peach, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon in a large saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until peach is tender.
Add the sugar and simmer, stirring occasionally, for a further 40 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Wash a 3-cup capacity glass preserving jar and lid in hot, soapy water and rinse well. Drain on a rack.
Spoon the hot relish into the warm jar and seal immediately. Turn upside down for 2 minutes. Turn upright and set aside until cool.

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