Spiced pear chutney 2016

Spiced pear chutney

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins

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makes 1 litre

This fruity chutney with pears, sultanas, a hint of chilli, star anise, ginger and cumin is the perfect way to preserve a taste of autumn

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal25
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 200g demerara sugar
  • 200ml cider vinegar
  • 100ml perry (pear cider)
  • 1 star anise
    Star anise

    Star anise

    star an-eese

    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
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    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
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    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)
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 50g sultanas

Method

  1. Put the sugar, cider vinegar, perry, star anise, cumin, red onions and ginger in a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

  2. 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.

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