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Broccoli Apple Relish
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Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Apple Relish

Use up your broccoli stems with this quick and easy Sweet and Spicy Broccoli Apple Relish, perfect for bratwurst, meat or as a side to rice.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli relish, broccoli stem, broccoli stem recipes, broccoli stem relish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 half pints
Author Sheryl


  • 2 heads broccoli, florets removed (stems reserved)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple diced
  • 1 C white vinegar
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 lemon juice only
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper


  • Process broccoli stems in your food processor or using a high quality blender.
  • Transfer shredded broccoli to your medium saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Bring mixture to a boil over high heat. Cook until broccoli is tender, 15-20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Divide the mixture among clean glass jars; refrigerate overnight before serving. Store, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.