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Raisin Pear Chutney

 Raisin Pear Chutney
Peck, Idaho field editor Ruth Andrewson relates, "We have so much fruit in the area that I just can't help putting up some of it. This hearty chutney is delicious with any meat."
16 ServingsPrep: 2-1/4 hours Process: 15 min.


  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3 pounds unpeeled ripe pears, diced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • In a large saucepan, bring vinegar and brown sugar to a boil. Stir
  • in the remaining ingredients. Return to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • simmer, uncovered, for 2 to 2-1/2 hours or until chutney reaches
  • desired consistency.
  • Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot pint jars, leaving 1/4-in.
  • headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process
  • for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 2 pints.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 152 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 9 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein.