Pumpkin Relish

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Serves


Appears in

New York Christmas

New York Christmas

By Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup

Published 2017

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  • ½ pumpkin (butternut/winter squash, about 600 g/1 lb 5 oz including skin and seeds)
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 small red chilli
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • tbsp brown sugar
  • Sea salt, pepper
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) white wine
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp butter


Trim and peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and finely dice the flesh. Peel and finely dice the onion. Wash and deseed the chilli and also chop finely.

Heat the olive oil in a wide saucepan and sweat the diced pumpkin, onion and chilli for a few minutes over medium heat. Season with sugar, sea salt and pepper and deglaze with the white wine. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes, then remove the lid and continue to simmer for another 5–10 minutes to reduce, stirring occasionally. Stir in the vinegar and butter and season the relish once more to taste.