What Is Jamie Oliver's Recipe for Pear Chutney?

What Is Jamie Oliver's Recipe for Pear Chutney?

What Is Jamie Oliver's Recipe for Pear Chutney?

Jamie Oliver's pear chutney recipe calls for 8 pears pickled in a mustard syrup. Based on the traditional Italian mostarda, the pear chutney is best served with cheese and preserved meats, though it also goes well with chicken and pork.

Place 8 peeled, cored and quartered pears in a colander. Sprinkle a tablespoon of salt over them.

Put 150 milliliters of water in a saucepan, add 140 grams of sugar, and simmer for 10 minutes until the mixture is of a syrupy consistency. Turn the heat down and add 2 teaspoons of mustard seeds, 4 teaspoons of mustard powder, 1 heaping tablespoon of fresh ginger, 150 milliliters of white wine vinegar and 1 teaspoon of chili flakes. Simmer it all together for another 10 minutes.

Drain the excess liquid from the pears and then add them to the pan with 1 more teaspoon of salt. Cook gently for five to eight minutes, until the pears slightly soften. Stir in a handful of fresh mint leaves.

Allow the mixture to cool a little, then spoon it into sterilized jars, closing the lids tightly. This recipe makes three 450-gram jars. The entire process, including cooling time, should take around 30 minutes to complete.