Piquant Pear Chutney Recipe

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This Piquant Pear Chutney Recipe is a perfect homemade food gift for the holiday season.

Make this Piquant Pear Chutney Recipe to give as a homemade holiday food gift everyone will appreciate.

Piquant Pear Chutney Recipe

Drain and dice one 29-ounce can of Bartlett pears and
reserve 1/2 cup of the syrup. Then combine the diced pears,
the reserved syrup, 1 cup of golden raisins, 3/4 cup of
honey, 1/2 cup of vinegar, the grated peel of 1 orange, 1
tablespoon of chopped crystallized ginger, 1 minced clove
of garlic, 1 tablespoon of grated onion, 1/2 teaspoon of
salt, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of cloves, and
1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cook slowly until thick
(about 20 to 30 minutes) while you stir the mixture
frequently to prevent it from sticking. Pour the hot
chutney into heated jars (leave 1/4-inch head space),
tighten caps, and process 10 minutes in a boiling water
bath. The three 1/2-pint containers that this recipe yields
are delicious with chicken or lamb.


Read more about making holiday food gifts and recipes: Homemade Holiday Food Gift Ideas.