Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board!

Cranberry Pear Chutney

Cranberry Pear Chutney is the perfect compliment to any meal! Spread it over crackers and serve it with cheese or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich – the options are endless!

Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board!

Have you planned your Thanksgiving Day menu? I finished planning mine this weekend and am looking forward to the turkey, cranberry sauce, maple roasted veggies, butternut squash risotto and pie that I added to the menu. I’ll probably make some cookies too. Before the big meal, I always love to start with a few snacks. Cranberry Pear Chutney, some cheese and even a few appetizers are a great way to start a holiday celebration.

Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board!

Cranberry season is here and I love adding the juicy red berries to anything and everything. They add a refreshing tart flavor and fun red color to your meal. Cranberries are packed with antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. They are native to North America and were part of the first Thanksgiving celebration. Add a few ingredients such as pears, cinnamon, honey, ginger and cloves and you have a delicious spread packed with flavor.

Spread this cranberry and pear chutney over crackers and serve it with cheese. I also love adding it to a grilled cheese sandwich. Take some crusty bread, add a few spoonfuls of chutney and some brie cheese to create the perfect berry-licious meal. Or, just eat this cranberry pear chutney by the spoonful. The chutney is loaded with seasonal flavors and is the perfect compliment to your holiday feast.

Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board! Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board!

I love any excuse to add this chutney to my holiday meal. Spread it over crackers and serve it with cheese or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich – the options are endless!

Cranberry Pear Chutney

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Cranberry Pear Chutney is the perfect compliment to any meal! Spread it over crackers and serve it with cheese or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich - the options are endless!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries or 8 ounce bag of cranberries
  • 2 pears peeled and finely diced (I use Bartlett, D'anjou or Bosc)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 whole cloves*
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • zest and juice from one lemon
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a large saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes. Mash remaining whole berries. Remove cinnamon stick and cloves. Refrigerate in sealed jars until ready to serve.

Notes

*I like to wrap and tie the cloves in cheese cloth so that I can easily discard them after use.
Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Nutrition Information

Calories: 150, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 208mg, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 70%, Vitamin C: 13.9%, Calcium: 28%, Iron: 0.5%

*Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a doctor or nutritionist for the most accurate nutritional info.

Course: Spices, Sauces, and Seasonings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cranberry pear chutney
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Cranberry Pear Chutney - serve this flavorful chutney with dinner or add it to a cheese board!