Brian’s Pear & Apple Chutney

S n p logoMakes 3-to-4 cups
Prep time: 5 minutes; cooking time: 10-to-15 minutes


  • 2 Tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 2 large onions, diced
  • 2 serrano chili peppers (use less for mild flavor; more for really spicy)
  • 1 Tbsp. ginger, diced
  • 2 firm, ripe pears (your favorite variety), cored, peeled, diced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, diced
  • ½ cup brown sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 Tbsps. agave nectar
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. all spice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Dash of nutmeg


    1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
    2. Add onions, peppers, ginger; cook until onions are translucent.
    3. Add pears, apples, sugar, syrup, all spice, lemon juice, cranberries; stir until sugar dissolves.
    4. Salt to taste.
    5. Reduce heat to simmer; add nutmeg; cook until pears, apples are soft, not mushy (about 10 minutes).
    6. Serve with chicken, turkey or pork.