Pear and apple chutney

    45 min

    Combine local apples and pears in this wonderfully aromatic chutney. I love it on sandwiches and with a roast chicken.


    Devon, England, UK
    166 people made this

    Serves: 40 

    • 7 tart apples - peeled, cored, and finely chopped
    • 9 ripe pears - peeled, cored, and finely chopped
    • 4 shallots, chopped
    • 2 to 4 teaspoons grated root ginger
    • 250ml cider vinegar
    • 100g granulated sugar
    • 100g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1 pinch ground cloves

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until the apples and pears are tender. Mix in some water if necessary to keep the ingredients moist. Ladle hot chutney into sterilised jars and seal, or allow to cool and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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    Made this today. Very easy and tastes delicious, although still warm! Recipe needed no tweaking, but preparation time is definitely 40 minutes. Takes time to wash, peel, core and dice 17 pieces of fruit, grate ginger and weigh out other ingredients. Recipe made 4.7 pots (1lb pots).  -  07 Nov 2016


    It took me hour and half to peel all the fruit. My pears were very, very ripe and so the mixture was very wet. I left it simmering for about hour and half so it was thicker. It tastes really nice before putting into jars however I could really taste the pepper, maybe should have put slightly less. I'm putting the 9 jars away until xmas. I can't wait to try it with Turkey!  -  28 Nov 2015