Drain peach slices, reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Coarsely chop peaches. Heat peaches, reserved syrup, peach nectar, lemon peel, lemon juice, and cardamom in a saucepan to boiling. Boil gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in figs and brandy. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; cool. Place in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Makes 4 cups (thirty-two, 2-tablespoon servings).
The relish is photographed here with Wild Rice-Stuffed Squash for 12 and Festive Wreath Salad.