Sweet apple relish

Rachel Allens simple apple relish complements all sorts of meat, but will also feel at home on a cheeseboard
By Rachel Allen
Sweet apple relish
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  • Serves: makes 250 ml
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus cooling
  • Effort: easy


  • 25 g butter
  • 2 eating apples, cored and diced into 5mm pieces
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 25 ml sherry vinegar
  • 75 ml red wine

Tips and Suggestions

Rachels relish will keep for several weeks when stored in a sterilised jar

Try this with Chicken liver pâté


1. Melt the butter in a saucepan on a medium heat. When it begins to foam, add the apples and cook for 23 minutes or until the apples turn slightly golden around the edges.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, stir thoroughly and cook over a lowmedium heat for 58 minutes or until reduced and jam-like. The apples should be cooked through, but not mushy.

3. Allow to cool before serving, or store in a sterilised jar.

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