Saturday, January 7, 2012

Pear, Lemon and Cardamon Chutney.

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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