Rating: 4.74 stars
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

Spread cream cheese on your favorite crackers and top with this zesty relish. Red bell peppers and sweet onion are simmered in white wine vinegar and red pepper flakes.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
5 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
3 cups
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together red bell peppers, onion, white wine vinegar, sugar and crushed red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Stirring occasionally, cook 30 minutes, or until thickened. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

39 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 0.1g; sodium 1.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (123)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is so good! Very easy to make, we canned a bunch for Christmas gifts. I added a can of whole cranberries in sauce, 3 T. diced jalapeno peppers and 1/2 cup brown sugar to each batch I made. Both times I've made this (the original recipe and my version) it didn't thicken on it's own, I added 3 T. corn starch. They're right---this is very addicting!! Read More
(47)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2011
Vegan I think not white sugar is not vegan. This should be moved to the normal appetizer recipe section; especially as the poster lists cream cheese to to spread on the crackers for use with this sugar concoction:( Read More
(7)
124 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 104
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is so good! Very easy to make, we canned a bunch for Christmas gifts. I added a can of whole cranberries in sauce, 3 T. diced jalapeno peppers and 1/2 cup brown sugar to each batch I made. Both times I've made this (the original recipe and my version) it didn't thicken on it's own, I added 3 T. corn starch. They're right---this is very addicting!! Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Yummy! So quick and tasty. Wonderful mixed with cream cheese and served as a dip with crackers. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This is delicious. I serve it at cocktail parties and give it as a hostess gift with baked pita chips. It is probably too spicy for most children although you can cut back on the red pepper flakes. ADDICTING!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2008
Sweet, spicy, fast, cheap, & easy. Sort of like me:o):o):o) I cut the pepper flakes back to around 1 tsp. & added cornstarch as others did. It isn't even cool yet & half of it's gone. Awesome with cheese or just plain crackers. I will always have this in the fridge. Thank you so much for sharing! Love it!:o) Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Very similar to a Harry and David pepper and onion relish I recently tried. Add 1 cup of this Indian Relish to 8 oz of cream cheese (mix well) and you have an amazing dip to serve with Wheat Thin crackers!! You can add crushed pineapple or pecans for a different flavor. This recipe makes 3 cups which is probably a great amount served by itself but definitely would half the mixture if you plan to mix with Cream cheese as this recipe will create 3 batches of Cream Cheese Relish Dip. When I made the relish it did not thicken so after an hour of simmering on the stove I added 2 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed in 2 tablespoons of water and it thickened right up! This is a must try Relish and will be great for any occasion. Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2004
Yummy! I have had a similar relish and had never been able to find the recipe. This is it! I simmered it for 30 minutes, however, I ended up boiling it again for a few minutes at the end to thicken it up. It also caramelized the onions. Super! Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2008
The beautiful red color of this dish makes this a perfect Christmas appetizer. The relish almost like candy is paired well with the cream cheese. I used my stick blender to puree the relish and had no problems with it being runny. I made the recipe as written and enjoyed the hot bite. This sauce would also make a very good sweet and sour pork or shrimp dish. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This is very delicious! I spooned over cream cheese on crackers. Tasted like crab rangoon with a kick. It is very rich & would not recommend making unless for a crowd of people because a little goes a long way. Made it for myself & my husband who did not care for it so I had a lot to throw away. Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
This relish was fantastic. I reduced the red pepper flakes to 1 tsp simmered for 1 hour and in the last 10 minutes added 2 tbsp. cornstarch diluted in 2 tbsp. water. Read More
(15)
Rating: 1 stars
10/18/2011
Vegan I think not white sugar is not vegan. This should be moved to the normal appetizer recipe section; especially as the poster lists cream cheese to to spread on the crackers for use with this sugar concoction:( Read More
(7)