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Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« on: January 08, 2012, 07:21:53 am »

For people who grow their own pears, or for those who can buy cheap pears in season, this is a very easy and economical Chutney. The Cardamon provides an exotic touch and dresses up an otherwise sweet but bland fruit. Serve with cold cuts, add to gravy and serve with sausages. Great with a BBQ. It needs to sit in the jars for 2 months to mellow.

900g Pears, after peeling and coring
220g Onions, peeled and cut in 1/2
170g seeded raisins or sultanas
50g stem ginger, fresh
1 medium lemon, rind removed with a vegetable peeler, Juiced
230g soft brown sugar
1 level teaspoon of salt
500g of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 garlic cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons of chilli flakes
3 dessertspoons of (15g.) of Cardamon powder


Add lemon rind , with ginger and garlic to TMX bowl, Press Turbo twice.
Add onion and Zap 5 seconds/ speed 5. Scrape down.
Add rest of ingredients, cook 40 mins/Varoma/soft/ reverse. Cap out WITH BASKET ON TOP.To prevent splashing.
Put cap in and Zap 5 seconds/ speed 5.

Taste to see that mix is not too tart. It will mellow with keeping, but you can add more sugar and mix on reverse / speed 3 for 20 seconds.

Bottle in sterile jars and add lids when cold.

Store for 2 months to mellow.
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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 07:59:55 am »
Congratulations, Chookie.  This looks great.  Can't wait to try it although a warning - my track record with cardamom is not good.
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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2012, 09:15:22 am »
Cecilia,  How ??? I make a lovely short biscuit with cardamon.  No problems.

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 10:24:23 am »
This sounds good. I need to build up a supply of jars and have a go at this. 

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 05:55:06 am »
ooh, this looks good - will have to wait a while till pears are in season though.  Thanks for posting :)

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 01:07:14 am »
This sound like a lovely combination! Look forward to making it when pears are back at their peak :)

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2012, 02:51:51 am »
Feeling that I'd like to use whole cardamoms... does anyone know how much I should substitute? 

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2012, 11:37:35 am »
I only had 10 cardamoms but that it still tastes nicely spiced to me.  I also substituted rapadura for brown sugar, and had to add an extra 150g. 

The chutney is lovley, thanks for the recipe :) 

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 04:43:24 am »
Dear Chookie,  I've made some!  Thank you.  Now we'll see if we can be patient enough for the two months mellowing.  Smells gorgeous.  :)
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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2012, 05:18:52 am »
Greenie and Cecilia,  hope you can wait.

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2012, 09:31:56 am »
I made this today. First tasting was great! Can't imagine how yummy it will develop to be in 2 months!

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2012, 11:10:11 am »
This is exactly what I've been looking for!  Sounds fantastic and I am also going to be having a go at this very soon.
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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2012, 11:13:57 am »
Renni and Jude59, hope you enjoy it.

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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2012, 06:11:06 am »
Dear chookie, your post to the others has reminded me that our chutney is nicely mature now.  What do you recommend I serve it on or with?  Thank you.  It is delicious.
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Re: Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2012, 09:02:31 am »
Cecilia,  How about a cheese sandwich or corned or roast beef ?