Making Corn Relish for Holiday Gifts

Making corn relish for the holidays? That sounds like a lot of work to me, but no, not really.

My niece blessed us with some yummy treats this fall, as she was a cannin’ fool. :) A happy one, at that.

Lisa’s so creative, and since I’ve recently been asked about “homemade holiday projects,” I thought I’d include this one today. Especially since it’s still early November, with plenty of time to think ahead to homemade gifts you may want to give.

For me, it’s the worst if I save these projects for December and run out of time. (Not sure if you read my post on how to take things off of your plate during the holiday months.)

What do you do with Corn Relish?

I love how Lisa said to mix a jar of Corn Relish with a can of baked beans, a liitle hot sauce, and serve with tortilla chips!

Think about adding these 3 items to a gift bag for a holiday gift!
-1 jar Corn Relish
-1 can Baked Beans
-1 bag Tortilla Chips

I really appreciate receiving food gifts at Christmas!

So, my mind has already put these little gift packs together, especially since I’ve already canned 24 jars of this yumminess!

Above are my iPhone pics that I took. I actually used fresh corn this past month, but I love how “frozen” is an option. Anyone can buy frozen!

Easy to make.

And then give it away.

For a homemade holiday treat!

What’s on your list of homemade goodies to make for gifts this holiday?

Home Canned Corn Relish Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Delicious relish using fresh or frozen corn!


  • 60 oz fresh or frozen corn
  • 2 diced bell peppers
  • 2 diced green bell peppers
  • 4 chopped celery sticks
  • 2 small diced onions
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar or Splenda
  • 5 cups white vinegar
  • 2-1/2 tbsp canning or pickling salt
  • 2-1/2 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cucumber diced (peel on)
  • 2-1/2 tbsp dry mustard
  • 1-1/4 tsp turmeric


  1. Heat corn until thawed and add all other ingredients in a large pot, except the dry mustard and turmeric. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. In a saucepan, bring the mixture to boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the turmeric and dry mustard, simmer another 5 minutes.
  4. Follow standard canning procedure, leaving 1/2" headspace. Process for 15 minutes. Makes 6 pint jars.


  1. I love homemade gifts! The corn relish looks delicious, Sandy.

    Every year, a week or so before before Christmas, I make hundreds of buckeyes (peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate) to give as gifts. I fill Dollar Store holiday tins with them. They keep for a long time if kept in the fridge, and everyone loves them!

  2. What a great idea! I’ve just started thinking about all the holiday gifts, stressful!

  3. This looks incredible. I’d love to give or get jars of this.

  4. WOW! That looks super duper easy. I have only always bought the Trader Joe’s corn relish. I will be baking quite a bit less for the holidays this year and enjoying more time with our family and friends. I will be making Jezebel Sauce for Thanksgiving gifts…as it is always LOVED and high in demand. :}

  5. Looks awesome, Sandy! I can I get 3 jars from you? ;-)

  6. Not only do I love the actual corn relish, but I love the idea of gifting it to someone with the other ingredients, I know I would love to receive it!
    I’ve never made my own, this really does look easy enough.

  7. I never think to do these kinds of things but it looks so good!

  8. I would be thrilled if someone gave me a jar of this corn relish for the holidays (okay, or anytime). What a great idea!

  9. I wish I was a canning fool! I just haven’t had the chance to try it much, but one of these days! This corn relish sounds so good and with the beans and chips, what a treat!

  10. Beautiful photos. I can’t believe you got these shots with your iphone! Lovely gift I idea.

  11. Sandy, what a fantastic edible gift!

  12. Corn relish is one of my favorite things. I’m trying to ration my last couple jars from summer. I really need to make more and gift it like this. LOVE!!

  13. Your corn relish looks scrumptious love. Your family & friends are going to be thrilled! :)

  14. oh yumminess! i will be making your pumpkin angel food cake roll for thanksgiving!

  15. This recipe looks great, I think I will try it. I am just curious about the type of beans and if “Baked Beans” is a typo. This recipe reminds me of one that I make but it calls for “Black Beans.” If Baked Beans is correct, do you mix them together and serve them warm or cold?

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