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Need a last minute gift for the neighbors? Try this easy and delicious chutney. These cute glass jars came from The Container Store and have dozens of uses once the chutney is all gobbled up.

Sweet and Savory Fruit Chutney

Yield: 6 4oz jars

1 bottle Crystallized Ginger

2 6oz bags dried apricots

4 oz. dried blueberries

3 oz dried mango

1/2 cup golden raisens

3 oz. dried cranberries

2 1/2 cups apple cider

3/4 cup orange juice

2 fresh pears peeled, cored and diced

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

salt to taste

Chop the dried fruit and crystallized ginger into a small dice. Cook the fruit and juice in a large pot over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes. Add sugar and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Add vinegar and salt to taste.  Cook 5 minutes more, then remove from heat and cool. Spoon cooled chutney into jars and refrigerate. This chutney will keep in the fridge for 2 weeks and is great with strong cheeses and grilled meats. It pairs exceptionally well with spicy foods too.

Chef Notes: You can use any combination of dried fuits that you desire. I’ve also used dried apples and they work well. Make sure to taste and adjust the salt and vinegar as needed. You might need more than indicated depending on your fruit mix.