- 200g demerara sugar
- 200ml cider vinegar
- 100ml perry (pear cider)
- 1 star anise
Star anise is one of the central spices in Chinese cooking. It has a strong anise flavour, with…
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 red onions, chopped
- 1 tsp grated ginger
Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…
- 10 firm pears, peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…
- red chillies, halved (and deseeded if you prefer)
Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…
- 50g sultanas
Put the sugar, cider vinegar, perry, star anise, cumin, red onions and ginger in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.
Add the pears and chillies and simmer for 40 mins until the liquid is syrupy and the pears are just cooked. Stir in the sultanas, remove from the heat and leave to cool, then spoon into sterilised jars.