Seasoned with fresh thyme, this sweet and tangy cherry relish, with colorful bits of red onion, yellow and green bell pepper, is wonderful with roasted turkey, ham, pork or grilled hamburgers.
1/2 cup dried tart cherries
1/2 cup cherry preserves
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 chopped yellow bell pepper
1/4 chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme)
- Combine dried cherries, preserves and vinegar in a small microwave-safe bowl; mix well. Microwave on High (100% power) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes, or until hot. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Stir in red onion, yellow and green bell pepper and thyme; mix well. Refrigerate, covered, 3 to 4 hours or overnight. Serve as a sauce with roast turkey or chicken. This relish is also good with grilled hamburgers.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups; enough for 6 to 8 servings with a main course.
Recipe and photograph are provided courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute.