Spiced Pear Chutney Recipe

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Try this flavorful chutney on meat or poultry instead of heavy gravy. And this simple recipe is healthy, too. There are 3 grams of fiber in every serving! Marie Townsend - Salem, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min.
MAKES: 7 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 cups chopped peeled ripe pears

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 99 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a small saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook and stir the onion and garlic over medium heat for 2 minutes. Stir in the vinegar, brown sugar, dates and seasonings.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; carefully stir in pears. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 40-50 minutes or until pears are tender and mixture achieves desired thickness. Yield: 1-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Pear Chutney in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p9

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