Sweet Pickle Relish


3 qts chopped cucumbers
3 cups each chopped sweet green and red peppers
1 cup chopped onions
3/4 cup kosher salt
4 cups ice
2 cups sugar
4 tsp. mustard seed
4 tsp. turmeric
4 tsp. whole allspice
4 tsp. whole cloves
6 cups white vinegar

Add cucumbers, peppers, onions, salt and ice to water and let stand 4 hours. Drain and recover vegetables with fresh ice water for another hour. Drain again.

Combine spices in a cheesecloth bag. Add spices to sugar and vinegar. Heat to boiling and pour mixture over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Heat mixture to boiling and fill hot in hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace. Wipe rims and add hot lids and rings. Process in waterbath 10 minutes.


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