21 February 2010

Lucy's Chutney

My mother provides some remembrances of my greaat-aunt Lucy and the recipe for her fantastic pear chutney, which I'll also provide below


  • 6-8 lbs. hard green pears, peeled and diced
  • 1 quart cider vinegar (add 1/2 quart more as it cooks down)
  • 2 lbs. brown sugar
  • 1 lb. white raisins
  • 1 tbs. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 head garlic, chopped fine
  • 6-8 chili peppers
  • ginger (candied, dried, or fresh)


  1. Throw together and cook forever, stirring frequently, until it's a thick rich brown.


Claire said...

How much chutney did Lucy consume??! It looks good but like a LOT!

jkd said...

The idea is to make a huge batch, can it and eat it throughout the year/gift it.