Sour Cherry and Pear Relish

From issue #3.
Photography by Photography by Aaron McLean.
Sour Cherry and Pear Relish


1 small red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
270g semi-dried sour cherries
2 pears, peeled, core removed and finely diced
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon red chilli flakes
1 cinnamon stick
½ teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 cup water


Combine all the ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours.

Remove the cinnamon stick and process in a food processor until smooth. If you would prefer the relish chunky, then leave out this last step. Pour into sterilised jars. Store in a cool, dark place. Makes 1 litre