Homestyle Corn Relish

Recipe Thumbnail
Serving: Makes: 6, 8-ounce jars

July August 2021 Big Y Dig In Magazine Recipe

Recipe by:



1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Rinse all fresh produce items under cold running water prior to prepping.

3. If the manufacturer of your jars and lids instructs you to, heat the jars in a water bath, and lids in a separate container of hot water. For Ball and Kerr products, wash your jars and lids with hot, soapy water just before filling and rinse and dry well. Alternatively, run the jars (but not the lids) through a cycle in the dishwasher.

4. In a large saucepan, combine vinegar, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add corn, red peppers, celery, onion, mustard, celery seeds and turmeric. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.

5. Ladle hot relish into hot jars, leaving ½-inch headspace; remove air bubbles and wipe rims. Center lids on jars and apply bands; adjust until fit is fingertip tight.

6. Process filled jars in boiling water canner for 15 minutes. Remove jars and let cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours, as they should not flex up or down when the center is pressed.

Big Y's recipes reflect the guidance of the Partnership for Food Safety Education. To learn more, visit!