Cranberry, Pear & Rosemary Chutney

Hi Everyone,

I have to tell you that I have been on a major cranberry kick.  It just doesn’t end!  It’s probably apparent from my recent recipes.  I just can’t help it.  I actually crave these tart little fruit.  So good and so good for you.  I might as well get my fill because they won’t be around much longer.  So with that all I said, I have made another cranberry sauce just for you, well me!!!

Cranberry, Pear and Rosemary Chutney
This is my Cranberry, Pear & Rosemary Chutney. It has it all! Tartness, sweetness and a little savory. This one by far different then the other cranberry sauces and chutney I have ever made.  it make actually be my favorite next to my Cranberry Apple Butter!  What makes this one stand out is the rosemary and dijon mustard I used in it! The rosemary gives it a nice rustic, elegant taste, which make it perfect for the winter and for parties. The big chunks of pear gives it a nice texture and that added sweetness the recipe needs. As for sugar I went light on it because I wasn’t looking for a sweet cranberry sauce but one that would go great with those Rosemary and Cranberry Crackers that I keep buying at Trader Joe’s.  Sooooooo good together!!!
Cranberry, Pear and Rosemary Chutney
This chutney is great with serving as a side dish, but as I said above it goes wonderful with crackers. Maybe add some soft brie or goat cheese to really zip it up. I personally have been eating it as a snack or I have been making quinoa and butternut squash burritos and added the chutney for added flavor. What a great combo. I should really give you the recipe. I have had it two nights in a row for dinner!  I might have just enough of it left to make one more burrito.
Cranberry, Pear and Rosemary Chutney
Making this chutney is super duper easy! I added all of my ingredients in a skillet and cooked it until the cranberries popped and the sauce thicken up.  It can’t get any more easier than that!  I think it took me longer to peel the pears then it was to cook the chutney.   if you were to serve this at a holiday party, you can make this a couple of days in advance. I just keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. Give it a mix when you ready to serve and your good to go. Decorate it up with fresh rosemary and give it a Holiday season look!
Cranberry, Pear and Rosemary Chutney

Cranberry, Pear & Rosemary Chutney
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 3 Cups (6 servings)
  • Serving size: ½ Cup
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    A chunky sweet and savory chutney made with fresh cranberries, pears and flavored with rosemary.
    • 4 cups fresh cranberries
    • 2 cups pears, peeled, seeded, diced
    • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
    • ¼ cup sugar (if you like sweet cranberries, add more sugar)
    • ½ cup water
    • ½ cup orange juice
    • ½ teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
    • 1 tsp rosemary, freshly chopped
    1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add all your ingredients. Stirring occasionally, bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 15-20 minutes until sauce thickens and juice is partially evaporated.
    Calories per half cup: 93, Fat: 0, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 14, Potassium: 160, Crabs: 24, Fiber: 4.4, Sugar: 16, Protein: 1

    Cranberry, Pear and Rosemary Chutney
    I’m kind of sad! I think this will probably be my last cranberry sauce recipe for the year! Now don’t get me wrong, you will probably get a ton more recipes using dried cranberries. Hey, they are just fun, tart little treats!! I honestly don’t know what it is, but I really can’t enough. Every time we go to the store, my Husband says more cranberries? Yup! I can’t help it! I tend to really love tart things. I have been known to eat lemons! Now don’t forget if you want this a little sweeter, add more sugar, maybe two more tablespoons to 1/4 cup more sugar. But like I said I like tart!!

    Well that’s it for me!! Have a super duper day!




    1. I haven’t made this yet, but I definitely plan to. This may sound weird, but if you put that chutney on a burger, it is fantastic!! The flavor that you get is like nothing else and it’s so refreshing at the same time. I have some frozen turkey burgers from Trader Joe’s and I’ll be making that chutney as a topping for my burger for lunch one day soon.

    2. hope you had a great Xmas!!

      I made some cranberry-blueberry chutney with ginger and red wine over Thanksgiving and I loved it and know I would love yours! The pears and rosemary and that unexpected twist would be so good! and all that chunky texture – the best!

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