Spiced cranberry & pear relish

Spiced cranberry & pear relish

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Makes 4 x 250g jars
A Christmassy relish which will keep in the cupboard for up to six months, making it perfect for make-ahead gifts

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal86
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars21g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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Ingredients

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2½ cm/1in piece ginger, peeled and grated
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 175ml raspberry or cider vinegar
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 dried red chilli, crumbled, seeds removed if you prefer
  • 300g dried cranberries
  • 4 pears, cored and cubed, peel left on
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients except the pear in a non-reactive saucepan with a large pinch of salt. Bring it slowly to a simmer, stirring to make sure all the sugar has dissolved. Add the pear and continue cooking until the mixture has the consistency of thick jam.

  2. Sterilise your jars and lids by washing them in hot soapy water, rinsing well and drying them in a warm oven. Spoon the hot relish into the hot jars and seal. Leave to cool. Will keep unopened in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Once opened, relish is best eaten within 2 months.

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shague
18th Sep, 2016
Made this last summer 2015 it is lovely gave some out as Christmas gifts I used Fresh Cranberries
mazzamc
3rd Dec, 2013
5.05
Absolutely fabulous...should be renamed 'relish-ious'. So easy, I am making double quantities. Fresh cranberries give an added attraction.
kizmcg
18th Aug, 2013
4.05
Made this as part of my Xmas presents this year everyone was really impressed!
scarr456
24th Feb, 2013
This was really yummy, I made it for my xmas hampers over a month in advance. Flavor gets better with age. I was a bit worried it would be too sweet and too watery just after i made it but it got nothing but compliments :)
cblizzard19
27th Nov, 2012
4.05
Really easy and looks and tastes amazing!! Great hit with everyone :o)
pamhill4
21st Nov, 2012
Hi Miss Shirley. The wonderful thing about chutneys/relishes is that you can throw into them what you like, and as much as you like and it will all reduce down to something yummy. So I guess it depends how much you like pears? If you do, then use the 4, even if the American pears are maybe bigger than you assume British pears are. If not, just use less. Besides pears reduce down quite a bit when cooked so you'll hardly notice. Enjoy!
pamhill4
21st Nov, 2012
Hi Miss Shirley. The wonderful thing about chutneys/relishes is that you can throw into them what you like, and as much as you like and it will all reduce down to something yummy. So I guess it depends how much you like pears? If you do, then use the 4, even if the American pears are maybe bigger than you assume British pears are. If not, just use less. Besides pears reduce down quite a bit when cooked so you'll hardly notice. Enjoy!
bluestem54
18th Nov, 2012
May I ask for assistance? I am in the USA. I have converted the grams and ml, etc. However I am puzzled on the size of the pears..The Bartlett pears we have are very large..It truly would help me if someone would advise how may grams of pear I truly need..I am lost. I have the recipe on the stove right now..I hope my conversions were correct. Thank you very much for your help.
cblizzard19
25th Oct, 2012
4.05
I made this last night, Was my 1st attempt at chutney and this was really easy, smelt great and had a wee taste while it was hot and was gorgeous, sweet but with a kick of chilli. I did however only get 1 and 1/4 jars worth from it?? I used the small kilner jars (Like in the photo), did I do something wrong? reduce it too much or something? Was making it for crimbo pressies and dont want to have to make this 3 more times to get the 4 I require. Thanks for any tips x
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chris210
24th Dec, 2011
5.05
Just made a batch of this for Christmas presents. It tastes incredible right out of the pan, so I can't wait to find out what it tastes like in a few months time when properly matured! Definitely making this again!

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