Apple & pear chutney celebrates the fruits of autumn which accompany Christmas cheeseboards so perfectly. The perfect make-ahead gift!
GF / vegan
behind the scenes
Turning Autumn Fruits into Christmas Chutney
What goes better with a sharp crumbly cheddar than a gorgeously sticky, sweet and tangy chutney?!
This apple and pear chutney celebrates the fruits of autumn which accompany Christmas cheeseboards so perfectly, and enable us to get a head start on preparation so that we are one step ahead of the game come December!
And, if you decide this is a Christmas chutney recipe that must be shared, then it really does make a fantastic gift too!
Add some mature cheddar and delicious crackers, and you might have just found the perfect Christmas present for any cheese lover! Don’t forget to add Jolly Festive’s label to the jar too.
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Let’s Talk Sterilising Jars!
- Preheat the oven to 100C.
- Wash jars and lids by hand or using dishwasher; ensure they are dried thoroughly.
- Place jars face down, and lid face up, onto a clean baking sheet.
- Cook jars until you are ready to fill them (at least 20 minutes).
- When you’re ready to fill them, remove from the oven and jars will be sterilised!
Note: Ensure you are putting hot mixture into a hot jar to prevent the jars from cracking!
Don’t be deterred! While this may be loaded with autumal fruit, the flavours are well and truly festive, making this our go-to Christmas chutney recipe!
It’s robust enough to stand up to a sharp cheddar or blue cheese but not so strong as to overwhelm. It fact, it somehow enhances the flavour and helps to create a perfectly balanced mouthful.
So, why not spend a lazy autumnal Sunday in the kitchen stirring together a delicious jar of chutney? Your cheeseboard will be the envy of the town at Christmas!
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