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Corn Relish in Pepper Cups

This colorful easy-to-fix side dish featuring flavorful veggies is a favorite at Lola Lance's house. "I've made it on many special occasions for more than 30 years now," she notes from Zirconia, North Carolina. "What I like best about the recipe is that I can prepare it ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until company comes."—Lola Lance, Zirconia, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 medium sweet red peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded


  • In a small saucepan, combine the first five ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 minutes. Cool.
  • Transfer to a bowl. Add corn, oil and chopped red pepper; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Drain; stir in bacon. Spoon into pepper halves.

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