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Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney

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This Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney is the perfect condiment for roasted or grilled meats, baked brie or goat cheese or a charcuterie board
Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney

This Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney is the perfect condiment for roasted or grilled meats, baked brie or goat cheese or a charcuterie board. A delicious blend of salty, sweet and tangy with a little bit of heat. And, oh so good! I could eat it by the spoonful!

What is chutney?

Chutney is a combination of fruits and/or vegetables, spices, sugar and vinegar. It originated in India. Chutney can be sweet or more savory and it used to compliment the flavors of the dish you are serving it with. Most people have heard of mango chutney but chutney comes in many flavors. Chutney can be very similar to jam but more acidic because of the vinegar.

Here’s how to make pear, fig and bacon chutney:

  • Start with a couple of bartlett pears, peeled, cored and diced.
  • Mince some red onion and a clove of garlic
  • Chop the figs
  • Cook (crisp) and chop a couple of slices of thick cut applewood smoked bacon
  • Saute’ the pears, onions and garlic in some butter until tender
  • Add the figs, bacon, seasonings and couple of sprigs fresh thyme
Chutney cooking in a cast iron skillet
  • Saute’ for a couple of minutes to release the aromatics
  • Add the wine, apple cider vinegar and sugar. Reduce, stirring until glazed
  • Remove the sprigs of thyme, cool, serve, enjoy!
Pear, fig and bacon chutney cooking in a cast iron skillet

Pear, fig and bacon chutney in a bowl

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Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney

Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney

This Pear, Fig and Bacon Chutney is the perfect condiment for roasted or grilled meats, baked brie or goat cheese or a charcuterie board
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine: American, Indian Inspired
Keyword: Bacon, Chutney,, condiments, figs, Pear
Servings: 4
Calories: 173kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 bartlett pears, pelled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried mission figs
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked crisp and then chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup sauvignon blanc or other dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat
  • Add pears, onion and garlic. Saute' until pears start to become tender.
  • Add the figs, bacon and spices and fresh thyme. cook a couple of minutes until spices become aromatic.
  • Add the wine vinegar and sugar, continue cooking until liquid is reduced to a glaze.
  • remove the thyme sprigs and let the chutney cool a bit before serving.
  • chutney can be stored in and airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 307mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 98IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg
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3 Comments

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  • Ronit Penso Tasty Eats
    June 1, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Such a wonderful combination of flavors! Never thought about adding bacon to chutney, but love the idea.

    Reply
    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      June 1, 2020 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you. The bacon gives it a hint of smoke and salt that pairs well with the sweet fruit. I’m so glad you like it

      Reply
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