Brown sugar and ginger spiced pears, poached in cider and reduced to a warningly festive Christmas chutney. The wonderful smell of this enticing recipe alone, is a good enough reason to get a pot of this chutney simmering on your stove.
December is here!!! But don’t panic, don’t stress guys!! It might be a few short weeks until Christmas, but theres still plenty of time to get in some festive bakes and to make up some edible gifts!! And before you know it, we’ll be all wrapped up and ready to go.
Edible Christmas gifts
I do love Christmas, but the sorting of gifts can be a bit of a worry and a drain – I like to be prepared and organised. Edible gifts don’t always give you this option. Make them too far in advance and they’ll have gone off by Christmas Day, make them a couple of days before Christmas and you’ll get yourself into such a tizz that you’ll wished you’d not bothered.
Homemade Christmas Chutney
Enter homemade jarred produce!! Ahh chutney – that wonderful addition to your cheese and biscuits that is a definite must, especially at Christmas. Making and gifting chutney at Christmas is an absolute joy, and of course theres aways plenty to fill up my own cupboards with as well.
My usual go to Christmas chutney is a rich, fruity fig and balsamic concoction. And I do still adore this chutney. However, this year I decided to go for something with a little more festive spice. Brown sugar, ginger and cider make a fabulous christmassy combination. Add in some pears, poached in all that wonder festive goodness until soft and mushy, and you have a chutney that is an absolute joy to behold. Or to slap on your cheese and biscuits.
Jar up your Christmas Chutney
Prepared and stored in the right way, these little jars of chutney will last for a good 6 months in the cupboard. I always like to get my chutney gifts made up and out of the way by early December – one more thing ticked off the list.
Easy, quick, can be prepared in advance, super festive and tastes amazing – And so – this has to be the perfect Christmas gift!
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