What is chutney anyway?
Merriam Webster’s definition-
:a thick sauce if Indian origin that contains fruits, vinegar, sugar, and spices and is used as a condiment.
My definition of this recipe-
Cranberry Pear Chutney
:simple to make condiment that’s out of this world delicious and nutritious.
Cranberries – a good source of vitamin C, fiber, vitamin E, K, manganese and some naturally occurring phytonutrients .
There’s research that shows cranberries can be beneficial in fighting liver, breast, ovarian and colon cancers.
Pears – a good source of fiber, vitamin B2, C, E, copper and potassium.
Pears are helpful in preventing high blood pressure, cancer, high cholesterol and pear juice can help relieve fever.
This super delicious condiment can be served with just about anything
hot breakfast cereal
This stuff is OMG good with cheese and sliced ciabatta bread!
Give this a try and let me know how you serve yours.
And go ahead, replace your plain ordinary cranberry sauce this holiday season with this super delicious Cranberry Pear Chutney.
Happy Holiday Cooking!
- 1½ cup fresh washed cranberries
- ½ cup chopped onions(about ½ a medium onion)
- 2 firm medium pears, chopped into small cubes(about 2 cups)
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 three inch sprigs of rosemary (optional)
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- Place first 9 ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, reduce to medium low and stir occasionally.
- Allow to boil until mixture starts to thickens, after 10 minutes stir in dried cranberries and cook for 5 minutes more. It will be ready when liquid coats the back of a spoon.
- Remove from heat and transfer to serving dish.
- Serve warm or allow to cool completely.
- Refrigerate unused chutney.
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