Served on crackers, endive leaves, or celery ribs, this sweet and salty relish makes an irresistible hors d’oeuvre. It’s also a delicious sandwich spread—try it on buttered whole wheat toast topped with sliced tomato and romaine lettuce leaves.
Scatter half of the ham in a layer in a food processor fitted with the metal blade, followed by half of the golden raisins. Repeat the layers with the remaining ham and raisins, and pulse until very few golden raisins remain whole, about fifteen 2-second pulses.
Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and dollop the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and pickle relish evenly over the top. With a silicone spatula, blend the mixture until it’s combined well and spreadable. Adjust the texture with more mayonnaise, if desired, and season to taste with black pepper.
The relish can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
nutrition information (per serving):
Per 1/4 cup;
Photo: Scott Phillips