Enjoy two bites of the pear in this mouth-watering snack! The rarebits are made with Cheddar, butter and Worcestershire sauce, topped with thinly sliced South African William pears, with an easy-to-make spiced pear chutney on the side.
FOR THE CHUTNEY:
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Makes approximately 4 x 450g jars
750g South African William pears, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
300ml just-boiled water
1 large onion, chopped
375g South African plums, pitted and roughly chopped
50g raisins or sultanas
300ml white vinegar
300g demerara sugar
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp ground allspice
|Nutritional values||Per serving||Per 100g|
|of which saturates||12.8g||6.3g|
|of which sugars||23.6g||11.7g|
- Put the pears into a large saucepan and cover with the just-boiled water. Add the onion, plums, raisins or sultanas, salt, vinegar, sugar, ginger and allspice. Stir well.
- Simmer until the chutney has reduced down and is thick and pulpy – about 45 minutes, stirring often. Remember that the chutney will only thicken a little more as it cools, so it should be the right consistency before you pot it.
- Pot the chutney in warm sterilised jars and seal whilst hot. Keep in a cool place and use within 6 months.