Simone's Kitchen

Apple pear chutney with mustard seeds

One of the things I love about going to the wholesale store in Amsterdam is the fact that they always have something to taste and try. Ofcourse it’s great if you’re hungry but also quite good if you’re into discovering new things. And those things don’t necessarily need to be anything world shockingly new….
Tom and I were shopping for our pulled pork ingredient… Well not the pulled version of course but the meat that goes into the pulled pork is not something you can buy in any regular butcher here so we had to go to Amsterdam.

And while browsing the shop they had a tasting of some kind of pate which was good, but the chutney that went with it was soooo much better. I looked at the tiny jars they sold of the stuff and it was an apple-pear chutney for which they asked 5 euro. a bit overpriced if you ask me and looking at the ingredients I figured it would be much more cost effective to make this myself. So going home I looked in the fruit basket and I still had some Elstar apples and Conference pears. Maybe not the ideal chutney making fruit but I figured I’d give it a go anyway and started chopping away.

the funny part was that I had expected the fruit to fall apart much more but after having cooked it for about 40 minutes it was still in one piece. Tender and delicious but not broken down, like I thought it would. The taste is fantastic and I recently had this with little pumpkin pancakes and it was fantastic. It would work really well with meat too or with a pate on toast…

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

  • 400 gr Elstar apples
  • 400 gr Conference pears
  • 150 gr apricot puree
  • 150 gr sugar
  • 100 ml apple vinegar
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 10 cm pcs of ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp anisseeds
  • 3 pcs of star anis

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