Cranberry-Pear Chutney


This flavorful twist on cranberry relish features peach preserves and Asian pears. It's especially tasty with Thanksgiving turkey, but pairs well with roasted pork and chicken too.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 55 mins
16 sidedish servings


  • 1 12 ounce package cranberries

  • 1 ½ cup chopped Asian pears or chopped, peeled jicama

  • 1 ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 cup peach preserves

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, combine cranberries, Asian pears, onion, preserves, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, lemon peel, and red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool to room temperature.

  2. Transfer chutney to a glass serving dish. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours. If desired, store in airtight container for up to 5 days. Makes 16 side-dish servings.

Asian Pears:

Sometimes called Chinese or apple pears are grown in a variety of colors and sizes, yielding more than 100 kinds. They can be large or small, brown or green to yellow. Juicy sweet with a firm, crunchy texture, they are available in late summer and fall.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
27g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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