Still craving more of your fresh cranberries to use for the holiday season? This recipe was passed down to me by someone who always comes to my cooking demonstrations that I hold monthly at TriHealth Pavilion here in Cincinnati. This woman is the sweetest, she always comes up after and asks questions and shares what she enjoyed in the foods served and tips shared in class. After my last cooking demonstration, she came up to me and wanted to share a similar recipe that she thought I might like... And YES she was right!
This recipe is amazing!!! Super tasty, just a tiny bit sweet, a bit of zing from the tangerines/lime, tartness from fresh cranberries and I love the texture and crunch from the combination of different fruits along with the toasted hazelnuts. I made several batches and used this throughout the week in my yogurt, with chicken, on whole grain toast, with eggs in the morning, and even just as is for a mini snack. Love this recipe and I know you will too!!
Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and have many proven benefits for womens health, for helping to reduce and combat inflammation, and to help getting your daily dose of Vitamin C! This entire recipe has something nutritional to speak for though... hazelnuts have the healthy fats and a little bit of protein, pears have the fiber you are looking for, and the lime and tangerine are some more immune fighting vitamin C along with additional compounds (limonene) helpful for overall strong health. Enjoy for the taste AND nutritional benefits!
Cranberry Hazelnut Chutney
- 3 cup Fresh Cranberries
- 2 Ripe Anjou Pears, coarsely chopped
- 1/3 - 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp grated Ginger
- pinch of salt
- 1 (or 2), 15 oz. can mandarins (optional to include the juice)
- 4 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice, bit of zest
- 2 Tangerines, squeezed, bit of zest
- 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
Process all ingredients in a food processor (or blender) - definitely process in 2 batches since this makes a lot! After processing, add to mason jars, store in fridge and let flavors mingle overnight. Make this a day ahead - it is much better after it sits!
- Mixed into plain greek yogurt
- Use on toast
- Serve on baked chicken/turkey/ham
- Spread on a sandwich with chicken/turkey, spinach/arugula and whole grain bread
- Serve with eggs in the morning
- Spread on whole grain bagel with poached egg