Pom-Cran-Pear Chutney

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  • 1 c. pomegranate juice
  • 1⁄2 c. dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. coriander seeds
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. black peppercorns
  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1⁄2 c. pomegranate Craisins
  • 2 pears, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. candied ginger, minced
  • 1⁄4 c. cider vinegar
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground cloves

Combine first seven ingredients in a non-reactive saucepan. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Strain mixture; discard solids; return liquid to saucepan. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered 20-25 minutes, stirring frequently. Liquid reduces, cranberries pop, pears and onion soften. Delicious with roast poultry or pork, or as hors d’ oeuvres atop chevre on crusty bread.

Accompany with Cooper-Garrod Pinot Noir