Cherry Honey Relish Recipe

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A wonderful accompaniment to cooked chicken or turkey, this colorful relish provides plenty of pizzazz to help make any occasion special.—Cherry Marketing Institute, Jane Baker, Lansing, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 can (16 ounces) tart cherries with liquid
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 86 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine cherries with liquid, raisins, honey, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon and cloves. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture is hot. Remove from heat; stir in pecans.
  2. Combine cornstarch and water; mix well. Gradually stir into cherry mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens. Serve over slices of hot cooked chicken or turkey. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Cherry Honey Relish in Taste of Home June/July 1993, p19

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