Pear Chutney


Makes 2-3 cups


  • 820g can of pears in syrup
  • 1 stalk of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 leek, finely chopped
  • 10g jam setter
  • 1 1/2 tsp citric acid
  • 1 tsp iodised salt


  • Sterilise jars (see below)
  • Strain the pears and keep the liquid
  • Chop pears roughly into small chunks
  • Add the liquid to a saucepan and boil until the liquid is reduced by half (~8-10 minutes)
  • Add the pears, celery, sugar, citric acid, jam setter and salt
  • Simmer 10-15 minutes or until the mixture is thick
  • Pour into the sterilised jars, seal and cool to room temperature
  • Refrigerate

Sterilising jars:

  • You require glass storage jars with lids (save old jam jars)
  • Preheat your oven to 150 degrees Celsius
  • Place well washed jars upside down on an oven rack for at least 20 minutes, while preparing the chutney
  • Remove from the oven and while still hot pour in your chutney, screw on the lid and allow to cool to room temperature before refrigerating

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