Wednesday, September 28, 2011

(Nearly) Wordless Wednesday: pear chutney recipe

The original recipe uses this as a base for a bruschetta with blue cheese, pecans and herbs (which was awesome!) but it was so good solo that I'd recommend using as an accompaniment to roast pork or chicken, too.

Pear Chutney (from Cooking Light)

2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled pear (about 2)
1/2 cup pear nectar
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots, and sauté for 2 minutes or until soft. Add pear and the remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook 20 minutes or until pear is tender and mixture is thick. Cool to room temperature. Discard cinnamon stick.


  1. Hey, I made this!!! I always *say* I'm going to make stuff and then just stick it in my file for 'sometime', but this time I did. It was very good! I was the only one who ate it, but it was yummy on my chicken. Tasted a bit like apple pie.

  2. Excellent! And I agree that it was slightly apple pie-ish.

  3. I wonder how this would be with apples. I just bought two bushels from a local farm...gonna have to try it.

  4. Let me know what you think, if you make it with apples!