Easy Apple Pear Chutney
Here's a recipe to keep in mind for once you have satisfied those initial crunchy cravings.  It's a great, easy way to make an unusual condiment, yogurt stir-in, and all-around kitchen flavor booster, which will make a great complement to your late summer and early fall meals.Chutneys, developed as a food preservation option akin to more familiar jams and marmalades, are a family of spiced condiments made from a wide variety of fruits or vegetables with vinegar and sugar, which originated in India.  Here's one that's super quick to put together, keeps well in the fridge, and is light and fresh tasting!
Ingredients
  • 3 crisp apples, and 
  • 3 Asian Pears - peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion - peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 2" chunk of fresh ginger - peeled and sliced into 1/8" (approx.) slices
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup Agriberry's Blackberry Cabaret Vinegar, or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp white or cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes.  Add water if needed to keep a moist consistency. 

  2. Remove from heat and remove the ginger slices. Taste, and adjust spices as desired. 

  3. Place it in a covered container and place it in the fridge to chill. It will keep for several weeks. This recipe will make about 2 1/2 cups.