Ginger & Pear Chutney
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.Advertisement
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.