Pear chutney

Pear chutney

Fresh Anjou pears combine with minced ginger, orange juice, golden raisins and cinnamon in this easy Pear Chutney. Try this delicious Pear Chutney recipe over pork for a simply sweet way to bring fall flavor to the table.

Yield: 1¾ cups
Nutrition facts: Per ¼-cup serving: 184 calories, 4.2 g fat, 39 g carbohydrates (3.6 g fiber), 1 g protein

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2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
⅓ cup finely chopped onion
1½ tsp. minced fresh ginger
2 Tbsp. water
3 firm-ripe Anjou pears, peeled and cut into ½ in. chunks (4 cups)
1 tsp. grated orange zest
½ cup orange juice
⅓ cup golden raisins
½ cup sugar
6 Tbsp. cider vinegar
¼ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. cardamom
¼ tsp. salt


  1. In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, ginger and water, and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add pears, orange zest and juice, raisins, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cardamom and salt, and bring to simmer over medium heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is jam-like and slightly syrupy, 50 to 60 minutes. Cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.