Pear & dried apricot chutney

Pear & dried apricot chutney

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(13 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins Ready in 2 hours


Makes about 850ml/1½pts
Use up that extra fruit and make a delicious pear & dried apricot chutney

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per rounded tbsp

  • kcal78
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars13g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.31g
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  • 425g ripe tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 425g caster sugar
  • 140g cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 140g onion, finely chopped



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

  • 140g dried apricot, chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh root ginger
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 450ml white wine vinegar
  • 1¼kg pear, peeled, cored and cut into bite-size pieces



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


  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the pears, in a large, thick-bottomed saucepan and bring to the boil. Simmer uncovered over a very low heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Continue to cook for about 1 hr, giving it a stir every 10 mins, until the mixture is syrupy. Add the chopped pears and cook for another 30 mins, stirring occasionally. Leave to cool completely, then store in sterilised, clean jars.

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29th Sep, 2019
Superb. I scaled up as I had 3.2kg pears. They weren't ripe so I cooked it for most of the day. 600ml cider vinegar was enough and I cut the sugar to 500g in total but I tripled everything else. Absolutely delish. I'm glad I cut the sugar as it was perfect. Have canned into kilner jars to give as presents this Christmas
12th Sep, 2018
Lusciously sticky and a little sweet. Perfect as a substitute for mango chutney. Looks gorgeous in the jars as the pears keep their shape. I used tinned tomatoes and the result was excellent.
18th Sep, 2016
Do the Pears need to be ripe ?
12th Sep, 2018
No mine were definitely underripe.
11th Oct, 2015
Turned out very nice, and as per others comments slightly runny and a little sweet, would look at using light brown sugar next time or slightly less caster suger. Also added in 1 thai chilli, could take another one.
29th Oct, 2014
Made this and was really pleased. Was not as thick as some chutneys but tasted marvellous. Think next time will add a bit of fresh chilli cos so many of my friends cannot live without the taste. For me it was different and I enjoyed that.
29th Sep, 2014
Made this today and it came out just perfect and the taste is fantastic today so in a few weeks will be amazing with some rich chicken liver pate.. mmmm delish...
9th Jun, 2014
Lovely chutney - quite sweet though, if I made it again I'd research if I could reduce the sugar without compromising on the end result. I cooked mine for about 4 hours in total so a lot longer than the recipe says. I filled 3 'Bon Maman' jars + a Gu ramekin! Would recommend for using up a glut of pears. Agree that it goes well with curries too.
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26th Sep, 2013
I made this twice last year and will make it again this year. A lovely recipe. It also works well as an alternative to mango chutney with curries.
24th Jul, 2013
Simple and delicious!


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