Pear Chutney

  • Yield: 6 cups


4 1/2pounds ripe pears
1large green pepper, seeded
1/2pound seeded raisins (1 1/2 cups)
4cups sugar
1cup chopped, crystallized ginger
3cups vinegar
1/2teaspoon salt
1cup water
6 bay leaves
1/4teaspoon powdered cloves
1/4teaspoon allspice
1/4teaspoon nutmeg
1/2teaspoon cinnamon
1/2cup bottled liquid pectin


  1. Pare, core, and slice pears.  Chop pepper.  In a saucepan, mix all ingredients but spices and pectin.  Tie spices in bag and add to pear mixture.  Simmer until pears are tender and mixture is thick, about 2 hours.  Remove spice bag and add pectin.  Boil 1 minute.  Pour into jars and seal.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Newnan Junior Service League’s A Taste of Georgia (Newnan Junior Service League, Inc., Newnan, Georgia, 1977).