Roasted Coronation Grape & Pear Chutney - Dinner With Julie

Roasted Coronation Grape & Pear Chutney

  

October 7, 2010

A change from the usual cranberry sauce, this deep indigo sweet-tart chutney is delicious on roast turkey, chicken or pork. It keeps well, so you can make some now for the holidays - a large batch ensures a stash to give away, too.

  • Makes: Makes about 4 cups (1 L).

Ingredients

3 cups Coronation grapes, washed and stemmed

canola or olive oil, for cooking

1 purple onion, peeled and chopped

1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger

1 garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp. curry powder or paste

2 medium ripe pears, coarsely chopped

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup balsamic or cider vinegar

pinch dried red chili flakes (optional)

Directions

1Preheat oven to 450°F. Place grapes on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with oil and toss to coat. Roast for 15 minutes, or until they release their juices and turn soft and squishy.

2Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pot set over medium-high heat and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add the ginger, garlic and curry powder and cook for another minute. Add the pears, brown sugar, vinegar, chili flakes and roasted grapes, scraping any juices that have collected in the bottom of the pan into the pot, and bring to a simmer.

3?Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes, until thickened. Cool completely and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

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