Spiced Pear Chutney

This is our favourite chutney and can be made any time of the year.


  • 4lbs Ripe Pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1lb Onions
  • 8oz Chopped Dates
  • Juice and Finely Chopped Rind of 2 Oranges
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 2 inch Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp Toasted Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Ground Coriander
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 ½ pints White Vinegar
  • 2lbs Light Brown Sugar


  1. Chop up all fruits and vegetables and place in a large pan with rest of ingredients EXCEPT sugar and salt.
  2. Bring to boil, simmer until soft and pulpy. Stir in salt and sugar and cook until thick.
  3. Pour into warmed jars and cover when cold.

Store in a darkened cupboard.