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Gingered Cranberry Chutney

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.

Makes

3 cups

This colorful chutney is a super side dish or condiment served with pork, ham or poultry. It also makes a nice holiday gift. Writes field editor Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon. "My family enjoys the pears, cranberries and tongue-tingling spices in this chutney."

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds fresh pears, peeled and diced
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, ginger, cayenne and salt. Bring to a boil. Add pears. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until pears are tender.
  2. Strain, reserving liquid. Return liquid to pan; set pears aside. Stir cranberries into pan. Cook over medium heat until berries pop, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Strain berries, reserving liquid. Return liquid to pan; set berries aside. Bring liquid to a boil; cook, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Stir in pears, cranberries and cinnamon. Serve warm or cold. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 129 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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