Pear and Cranberry Chutney

This soft, sweet chutney is the the perfect accompaniment to salty cheese.

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy
50g butter
1 medium red onion, chopped
450g pears, peeled, cored and diced
175g seedless raisins
1 tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp cider vinegar
5 tbsp dark brown sugar
225g cranberries
grated zest and juice on 1 large orange
4 tbsp port
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and cook the onion gently over a low heat for five minutes until soft. Add the pears and raisins and cook for ten minutes.

Add the mixed spice, vinegars, sugar, cranberries, orange zest and juice and port, stir well and cook for another ten minutes or so.

Season with a little salt and pepper. Taste and then add more sugar or vinegar to your own taste – it may need some more, or you may be bang on! This is best served warm.

If you are not using the chutney straight away, transfer it to a lidded plastic container and store in the fridge for up to ten days. Heat through gently before serving.

Pear and Cranberry Chutney

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