Cranberry-Pear Chutney

Add an extra-special condiment to your next meal: This homemade chutney filled with cranberries, pears and raisins. It’s delicious on all kinds of meat, from turkey and chicken to pork, lamb or beef.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 15 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

1
lb fresh or frozen cranberries (4 cups)
2
small pears, peeled, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup golden raisins
1
cup water
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients. Heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium. Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 3 Cool at room temperature 30 minutes, then refrigerate at least 2 hours. Chutney will thicken more as it cools. Store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Expert Tips

This tart chutney goes well with any cooked meat. If you'd rather prefer it on the sweeter side, increase the sugar to 1 1/2 cups.

Golden raisins come from the same grape as regular raisins. The golden version, though, is treated with sulphur dioxide, to prevent darkening, and then dried with artificial heat. The result: A plumper, moister raisin that's pale gold in color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.