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Offline CarolineW

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Spicy pear chutney
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:08:56 pm »


Spicy pear chutney
(makes 4-5 medium-sized jars)

70 ml olive oil for cooking
5 cm fresh ginger root (peeled)
4 large cloves garlic (peeled)
5 large Conference pears (unpeeled, but seeds & stem removed, cut into quarters)
zest of 1 unwaxed lemon
zest of 1 unwaxed orange
50 g sultanas
150 g dried apricots
50 g dried cranberries
1 large sprig rosemary (leaves only)
1 tsp chilli flakes (more or less to taste)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp coarse-ground pepper
1 tsp ground cinnamon
tsp ground cardamom
160 ml cider vinegar

Instructions for Thermomix users:
Weigh olive oil into the bowl. Drop ginger and garlic onto the running blades. Scrape down the sides, then start cooking for 30 minutes / 100 C / speed 2.

Add all the other ingredients in the order listed.

If the fruit isn't quite chopped as small as you'd like it, blitz for no more than a couple of seconds before pouring out.

Fill into sterilised jars, close the lid firmly than stand on their heads to cool.

Keeps in the fridge for about a month at the very least.


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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 08:46:15 pm »
wow, that sounds good. can you describe conference pears please?
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 09:54:29 pm »
Um - they're a particularly tasty, juicy pear.  Fairly firm.  Is that any good?  I don't really know how to describe pears  :-\
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 10:53:08 pm »
Thanks, this is first on my list for when I have the time and the kitchen isn't steamy!!
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2009, 02:20:46 am »
Nice work Caroline - with the recipe and inserting the photo.

Sounds like my kind of food.
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2009, 02:32:22 am »
are they brown, green, big, small? lol
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 08:58:47 am »
Greeny brown and medium  ;D

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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2009, 09:21:47 am »
You're a real professional with this photo business now !!!! Well done.

I read that they account for about 90% of UK pear production.  I had never heard of them either.  :-[ :-[
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009, 09:29:25 am »
they look like a beurre bosc pear (is that what they're called?) http://images.google.com.au/images?q=beurre%20bosc%20pear&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
pretty sure they're the same :) (i would never buy these so glad i asked ;))

thanks caroline :)
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2009, 03:18:07 pm »
Chutneys have never been part of our diet.  This sounds great, but how would you eat/serve it?  Is it served with a meat as a condiment? 

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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 11:56:59 pm »
Chutneys have never been part of our diet.  This sounds great, but how would you eat/serve it?  Is it served with a meat as a condiment? 
I have with hot and cold meats, (especially with boiled meats as in corned meats, bollito misto),  with cheese (cheddar varieties), just on bread and butter.   ;D
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2009, 12:08:35 am »
they look like a beurre bosc pear (is that what they're called?) http://images.google.com.au/images?q=beurre%20bosc%20pear&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
pretty sure they're the same :) (i would never buy these so glad i asked ;))


They are not the same - but think that they would work just as well with beurre bosc or Bartlett or Williams pears.  I use beurre bosc for desserts as they tend to hold together better and have a smooth texture when cooked.
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2009, 11:54:59 am »
This sounds absolutely DELICIOUS!! And pears are just coming into season here... so will definately give it a crack soon - thanks for the recipe!

Just wondering how spicy it is?  Mild?  Med?  Hot?

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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2009, 09:26:12 pm »
they look like a beurre bosc pear (is that what they're called?) http://images.google.com.au/images?q=beurre%20bosc%20pear&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi
pretty sure they're the same :) (i would never buy these so glad i asked ;))


They are not the same - but think that they would work just as well with beurre bosc or Bartlett or Williams pears.  I use beurre bosc for desserts as they tend to hold together better and have a smooth texture when cooked.

I love Conference pears, the only pears that I buy in Spain. I would say they are pretty much the same as Williams in flavour, but  maybe just a bit bigger.
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Re: Spicy pear chutney
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2012, 05:36:34 am »
YUM!  Think I might try this with apple instead of pear & see how I go.  Will bbl to report :)