Pear Chutney

"This delicious chutney is the perfect addition to grilled chicken or pork. It's also great on sandwiches or with cheese. (use under-ripe pears)."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
3 cups




  • Combine all the ingredients except for the raisins and nuts in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, until fruit is very tender and the liquid has thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, stirring in the raisins and nuts.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature. Remove and discard the bay leaves. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

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  1. Margaret5
    I tried this recipe today as I have a lot of pears on hand,I was not quite sure the size of pears & apple,I used 8 small clap pears & 3 small golden delicious apples.I also left out the hot peppers as we do not like to much heat.I used candied ginger as that is what I had.I also had no pecans so I left them out. All in all a very good chutney.I will be making a bigger batch next time,to freeze & give as gifts.Apart from the size of the ingredients being a bit vague I was very happy with the end result.Also I was not sure wether or not to cover the pan whilst it was simmering,I did do it but I think I should have left it uncovered as I ended up uncovering it after 30 minutes to reduce the liquid,almost another 30 minutes.I am sure it would be equally good with any other fruit & vegetable combo you may have on hand,varying the seasonings accordingly.5 stars for taste & texture,the 4 is for me not quite understanding a few of the instuctions.Try it you will not be dissapointed
  2. ChrisI
    This was a wonderful chutney recipe, I have just made two batches, it goes great with any meat. I will keep this recipe to use again and again.



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