Pear, Rosemary and Chilli Chutney

 Recipe from Robin Van Creveld, Community Chef, www.communitychef.org.uk.

  • 1 kilo(s) pears, pealed, cored and cut into wedges
  • 400 mL cider vinegar
  • 300 grams raisins or mixed vine fruit, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 100 grams demerara sugar
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 fresh red chillies, finely chopped or I heaped tsp of chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon(s) tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Drain the dried fruit and squeeze out most of the liquid.
  3. Add the dried fruit, rosemary, chilli and sugar to the oil and gently fry until the fruit begins to caramelise.
  4. Pour in the vinegar, chopped pears and salt and boil on a high heat for three minutes.
  5. Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir it well and be make sure that the fruit doesn’t stick or that the pears don’t go to mush.
  6. Spoon the chutney into clean hot jars, filling them as full as you can while gently knocking the jars down on a double folded tea towel to get rid of any air pockets. Seal while still hot.
  7. Store in a cool dark place.

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan
  2. Drain the dried fruit and squeeze out most of the liquid.
  3. Add the dried fruit, rosemary, chilli and sugar to the oil and gently fry until the fruit begins to caramelise.
  4. Pour in the vinegar, chopped pears and salt and boil on a high heat for three minutes.
  5. Turn the heat down to a low simmer and cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir it well and be make sure that the fruit doesn’t stick or that the pears don’t go to mush.
  6. Spoon the chutney into clean hot jars, filling them as full as you can while gently knocking the jars down on a double folded tea towel to get rid of any air pockets. Seal while still hot.
  7. Store in a cool dark place.

Ingredients

  • 1 kilo(s) pears, pealed, cored and cut into wedges
  • 400 mL cider vinegar
  • 300 grams raisins or mixed vine fruit, soaked in warm water for 30 minutes
  • 100 grams demerara sugar
  • 4 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 fresh red chillies, finely chopped or I heaped tsp of chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon(s) tsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
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