Pear chutney

December 16, 2009

There’s a lovely sweet smell in the kitchen tonight, a big pan of christmas present chutney bubbling away on the stove top. I have a real weakness when it comes to chutney and buy far more than I actually use, so I’ve got numerous bottles secreted away at the back of kitchen cupboards – and while most of this one will be given away, it’ll no doubt add to my backlog.  This one is a spcied pear chutney – one kilo of rocha pears, peeled cored and diced, around 200g of sultanas, 100g of prunes roughly chopped, 300g of muscavado sugar and 400ml of vinegar – I possibly should have  used cider but I settled for white wine. Basically it’s just left to cook down and thicken for a couple of hours, with some ginger, cinnamon and crushed allspice berries added  to taste.  Will be lovely with  bit of gammon.

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