Pear Chutney

"Online at are a number of recipes that I've not found elsewhere, & this is one of them. I use this primarily as an appetizer spread or dip."
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 1/2 pints




  • Combine brown sugar & vinegar in large saucepan & bring to boil.
  • Add diced pears & all other ingredients.
  • Cook slowly, stirring from time to time, until mixture is thick, about 1 hour.
  • Either pour chutney into hot, sterilized jars & seal, OR keep covered in refrigerator 3-4 weeks.
  • Can be used as a side with lamb or ham or as an appetizer with cream cheese & crackers.

Questions & Replies

  1. What is preserved gingerroot, can it be substituted with ground ginger


  1. For a chutney, this recipe was very sweet for my taste. If I were to do it again, I'd boost the "heat"(peppers) and vinegar (tang) and lessen the sugar to acquire a more "picante" finish. Ginger root was definitely a nice touch.
  2. Great recipe - perfect combination of flavours. I made it with some preserved pears that were a couple of years old and needed using up. Now we have pears from our own tree so will make again using raw pears with skin and see how that goes.
  3. This was really good! I cut the recipe down to about 4 servings and used enough cayenne to give it a bit of a kick. This combination of flavors with the pears was very tasty. I served the chutney with stuffed pork chops and it was just great - thanks for posting the recipe!
  4. Syd this was amazing. I enjoyed it so much. Lovely sharp, savoury, tangy and sweet flavours, tender fruit. What a treat this is and so easy to make. I served the pear chutney on crackers, as a topping for the slices of cream cheese. I can't wait to try this with pork. Another winner Syd....Kudos
  5. As usual Syd this is great. I can't wait to make it again when my pear tree is loaded. I think I may can it, and give it as gifts. I'm sure using sterilized jars and putting it in a water bath it would work great. Are you sure there are enough raisins?



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