Pear, Apricot & Spice Relish

Relish is often used for burgers and hot-dogs. The most famous one is made of cucumbers, pickles, vinegar, sugar and spices. Here’s a seasonal one with Fall ingredients: pears, dried fruits and spices like cinnamon. You can keep it in your fridge for many days and taste it on a toasted spelt or rye ‘tartine’ but also with some cold meat if you feel like it. Ingredients:

  • 2 pears, peeled and seedless, diced
  • 5 dried apricots, diced
  • 1 shallot, peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Guérande salt and pepper
  • 1 handful chopped hazelnuts (optional)
  • 2 spelt bread slices (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh goat cheese (optional)


  1. Place the shallot dices with the olive oil in a pan
  2. Brown the shallot dices till they are slighlty golden
  3. Add the fresh and dried fruits
  4. Add the vinegar, the agave syrup, the cinnamon, the bay leaf and on low heat, let the mix cook till the fruits turn into a ‘compote’
  5. Retrieve from the fire and place the puree in a sealed jar. You can sterilize the jar with the same process as for jam if yo want to keep the relish for a long time
  6. Serve on a toasted spelt or rye bread toast with fresh goat cheese and season to taste
  7. Sprinkle with the chopped hazelnuts

Enjoy !