Luscious Pear Chutney
Makes 3 1/2 pints.
Note: Try this vibrant chutney with a cheese plate, on sandwiches, alongside grilled lamb or pork. With curry, it’s a classic.
• 3 lb. pears, peeled, cored and chopped
• 1 yellow onion, diced
• 2 garlic cloves, smashed
• 1 c. packed brown sugar
• 1 1/2 c. cider vinegar
• 2 tsp. salt
• 1 tsp. ground cardamom
• 4 oz. candied ginger, finely chopped
• Generous pinch cayenne pepper
• 1 c. dried cranberries
Combine the pears and all of the remaining ingredients in an enamel or stainless steel pan. Set the pan over medium-high heat, bring to boil, then reduce the heat and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally until the pears are soft and the chutney has cooked down and thickened, about 1½ to 2 hours.
Ladle the chutney into clean, hot canning jars, leaving ¼ inch head space, and seal with canning lids and rings. Store in the refrigerator for about 3 weeks or process according to the jar manufacturer’s directions.
Nutrition information per 1 tablespoon:
Calories 22 Fat 0 g Sodium 44 mg
Carbohydrates 6 g Saturated fat 0 g Calcium 5 mg
Protein 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Dietary fiber 0 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: ½ other carb.