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When only the best will do

Monday, November 19, 2012
When only the best will do

It’s Chutney time!  Some of you may ask what I’m making now?  This goes great with your

Thanksgiving Day Turkey and late night sandwich.  I love making a big batch and

passing it out to neighbors and friends.  This also makes a great homemade hostess

gift during the holidays.  I like to include a recipe card along with ribbon and an ornament.

ENJOY!!!!!!   Heidi

Cranberry Chutney

4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, picked over and stemmed

2 1/2 cups sugar

6 whole cloves

2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks

1 teaspoon of salt

2 (6-ounce) Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice

2 firm (6-ounce) Bosc or Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch dice

1 cup of Pineapple tidbits (can)

1 small yellow onion, diced

1 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup diced crystallized ginger

In a deep 6-quart saucepan, combine cranberries, sugar, 1 1/4 cups water,

cloves, cinnamon sticks, and salt.  Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring

frequently to dissolve sugat.  Cook until berries begin to pop open, 10 to 12

minutes.  Adjust heat so mixture barely simmers.  Stir in apples, pears, onion,

raisins, and ginger.  Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until thick, 10 to 15

minutes longer.  Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool to room

temperature.  Discard visible cinnamon sticks and cloves.

Refrigerate in tightly sealed jars for up to 2 months.  Attach a ribbon and gift

tag with suggested serving ideas (Turkey, Ham or spread for turkey or chicken

sandwiches).  Makes 8 cups, or about 4 pint jars.  Very festive and nice served

warm or cold.

“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relatives.”  

Oscar Wilde

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