Lovely grocery store display calls “try something new with Celery”.

Cook and serve as an app—Celery Jewels as a crostini topping under a dollop of mascarpone.

1 pound celery, diced into tiny cubes, ¼” or tiny as in pickle relish or about 3 cups

½ cup sugar

¼ cup fresh lemon juice, about 1 large lemon

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Zest of 1 lemon, about 2 teaspoons


Heat above ingredients, except salt and zest, over medium heat in a medium saucepan until sugar dissolves. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 10-15 minutes or until all the liquid has evaporated. Stir in salt and lemon zest. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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