Cranberry-Pear Chutney

"This is our family's favorite condiment to serve with turkey, roast chicken or pork. I like it with pancakes, too. I believe I found it in the paper or in a magazine, probably 20 or more years ago."
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 1/2 cups




  • Put garlic, onion, cranberries, vinegar, spices and 3/4 cup brown sugar in a 2 1/2 quart nonaluminum saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 40 minutes.
  • Add the chopped pear and cook 10 minutes longer.
  • Remove from heat and add remaining sugar, to taste. (I usually do not).
  • Serve hot, cold or room temperature. May be refrigerated for up to one month.

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  1. DailyInspiration
    This is a delicious chutney with the sweet and savory flavor that I love so much. Loved the sweetness of the berries and the nice warm bite from the spices and the red pepper flakes. I squeezed a tiny bit of tangerine juice from a freshly picked tangerine (from my neighbor's tree with permission :) This chutney will be great with turkey dinner and with those awesome turkey sandwiches that I long for after all the excitement of the holiday is gone. Made for PRMR, November, 2013.
  2. Ambervim
    June 2011 I made a double batch of this with mangos instead of pears and it was quite fine.
  3. Nimz_
    I also liked the combination of spices in this using only half of the Cardamom as I'm still not sure about that spice. I thought there was a little too much vinegar in this but I did double the recipe for my family at TG tomorrow so not sure if that had anything to do with it. It presents very well. Thanks for sharing. Made for PRMR
  4. Sydney Mike
    Absolutely loved this chutney, & it's times like this that I'm happy to have stashed away in my freezer so many bags of those tart, red berries last winter! We really enjoy homemade chutneys, & this one so very flavorful! Will be making this again, & have plans to include it in my gift-food bags during the next run of winter holidays! Thanks so much for a great keeper of a recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  5. amensista
    This was more similar to cranberry sauce than chutney, I thought. I really enjoyed the spices that were chosen. I used 4 small pears and 1/2 of a large onion, 2 cloves of garlic, and doubled everything else (except red pepper and cranberries). It made 3 pint size jars of chutney. It is very good with pork and turkey. Haven't tried it with chicken yet, but I can imagine it'll be delicious as well!


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