Contest-Winning Winter Fruit Chutney Recipe
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Contest-Winning Winter Fruit Chutney Recipe

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The pairing of sweet and tart fruits makes this chutney a wonderful accompaniment for pork. Not only is it a consistent blue-ribbon winner at fairs, it's a natural way to capture the best of autumn's harvest in a jar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe unpeeled pears, finely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 large tart unpeeled apple, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup dried currants

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the brown sugar, pears, cranberries, apple and currants. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until fruit is tender and mixture has thickened.
  3. Pour hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Yield: 4 half-pints.
Originally published as Winter Fruit Chutney in Country Woman September/October 2002, p31

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