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chutney

Pear, Cinnamon & Date Chutney

Carol Ridehalgh, Fodder For Foodies
Serves: 6 x 250ml jars
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Ingredients

  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1kg ripe pears, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 450g dates, chopped
  • 450g shallots, finely sliced
  • 600ml cider vinegar
  • 300g brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Method

  1. Put the apples, pears, dates, shallots, sugar and cinnamon sticks into a pan. Pour in half the cider vinegar and season
  2. Bring to a simmer, stirring all the time, until sugar is dissolved. Cook for 30 minutes or until tender
  3. Add remaining cider vinegar and simmer for another 30 minutes. Stir regularly
  4. Remove from heat. Remove cinnamon stick, pour into sterilised preserving jars and seal
  5. Serve with blue and strong cheeses
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