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Jalapeno-Pear Chutney

 Jalapeno-Pear Chutney
With tongue-tingling peppers, pears, tomatoes and more, this versatile chutney is a mouthful of flavor. Serve it alongside your favorite meat entree...as a sandwich spread...over cream cheese for an appetizer...or even with chips as a salsa-style dip.—Deb Thomson, Grand Island, Nebraska
20 ServingsPrep: 45 min. + simmering Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 pounds tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45-60 minutes or until thickened,
  • stirring occasionally.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/2-in.
  • headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process
  • for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 5 half-pints.
Nutritional Facts: 1/4 cup equals 88 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.