Pear and walnut chutney

Ahoy Peeps!

Legend has it that when Mr Bell invented the telephone, he wanted us to say Ahoy and not hello! Eh, you live and learn!

So today I want to share this scrummy recipe with you, perfect for Christmas…or any other time for that matter! I acquired it from my binge-watching of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, so all credit for the recipe goes there, but I am so doing this for Christmas, it ‘d go beautifully with the tree-shaped cheeseboard I saved on Pinterest this morning!

Ingredients:

  • 1 large, or 2 small, white onions, chopped
  • 6 firm pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 Bramley apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 pint (or 425ml) of cider vinegar
  • 8oz/ 225g soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup of dried fruit (whatever you want, they used sultanas and cranberries) soaked overnight in orange juice
  • 2oz/60g chopped and toasted walnuts
  • 1 tsp each of ground cinnamon and allspice
  • 1/2 tsp dried coriander

 

Instructions:

  • heat onion in a pan until soft but not browned
  • add the chopped pears and apple
  • add the cider vinegar and bring to the boil
  • add the spices and brown sugar
  • drain any excess from the soaked fruits and add them
  • add the walnuts and allow to simmer for at least 5 mins
  • boil your glass jars so they are hot and sterilised
  • test the chutney thickness….drop some of the liquid on a cold plate and run your finger through it…if the line stays then it’s ready
  • hot fill your jars and seal immediately. Easy as that.

 

Should last up to 12 months….if you don’t eat it all! It can always be given as a gift (which would also save us from eating the lot! 😉 )

Catch ya later my festive chums!

Anna x

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