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Local Apple Relish

Local Apple Relish

Anne Maxfield
I decided on a condiment to go with Pico, a French goat cheese, while I was playing golf with friends. Our course was originally an apple orchard, and apple trees line the fairways; this is a terrific year for apples, and there are literally thousands of them, ripe for the picking. I grabbed a bunch of Romes and Macintoshes from the course and made a simple relish for the cheese.


  • ½ cup of sugar more or less depending on your apples
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • Salt
  • pounds tart crisp apples, peeled and cut into ½" chunks
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated ginger


  • In a medium sized pot over medium heat, heat the sugar and vinegar, stirring to dissolve.
  • Stir in the apples and cook for about 5 minutes, until the apples are cooked but still hold their shape. Stir in the ginger, taste and add salt as needed.
  • Cool to room temperature. Serve and enjoy!

Anne Maxfield

Anne Maxfield is the multi-talented serial entrepreneur behind the Accidental Locavore, a food blog designed to take the mystery out of farmer’s markets and teach you how to cook what’s local and fresh.

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