No holiday dinner would be complete without a relish or chutney, and this one made with dried pears and cranberries is especially nice. This one is particularly quick because the dried fruits readily absorb the sweet, sour and spicy chutney seasonings.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1996




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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine pears, cranberries, vinegar, sugar, ginger, garlic, crushed red pepper, peppercorns, orange zest and water in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is tender, about 10 minutes.

  • If the chutney has not thickened sufficiently, simmer it, uncovered, for a minute or two longer. Let cool, then discard the orange zest.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon
33 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 8.4g; dietary fiber 0.7g; sugars 7.2g; fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 15.9IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; folate 0.1mcg; calcium 4.4mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 3mg; potassium 46.7mg; sodium 1.1mg.

1/2 fruit