This double-ginger-infused fresh pear chutney recipe pairs well with turkey, chicken or fish. Serve this spiced fruit relish instead of cranberry sauce, or top a sandwich or burger with it.

Mary Cleaver
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2014


Recipe Summary

1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pears, water, rice vinegar, crystallized ginger, brown sugar, fresh ginger, star anise and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pears are starting to break down and the mixture has thickened, 35 to 40 minutes.

  • Let cool to room temperature. (Discard star anise before serving.)


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week; bring to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 20g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.7g 11% DV; sugars 12.4g; fat 0.1g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 113IU 2% DV; vitamin c 3.8mg 6% DV; folate 6.2mcg 2% DV; calcium 17.1mg 2% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 6.4mg 2% DV; potassium 104.8mg 3% DV; sodium 13.9mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 4g.