This chutney will help to introduce your child to new spices. Chutney is a nice condiment served with pork. Try offering it to your toddler as a dip or even on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Combine the sugar, apple juice, vinegar, cayenne pepper, cinnamon stick and clove in a large, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until the sugar is completely dissolved, 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in the pears, onion, crystallized ginger and 1/4 tsp. of salt. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is soft and the liquid has reduced somewhat, about 35-40 minutes. Uncover and continue to simmer until the liquid has almost evaporated, about 10 minutes more. Remove the cinnamon stick and clove.
Recipe Yields: 9 Servings
If you’re not canning the chutney, let cool and divide among 3 clean 8-oz. jars, and refrigerate for up to 1 week.
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Storage Time: 1 week in the refrigerator
In addition to tasting really good, ginger helps to aid digestion.