Angela Malik's Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

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Angela Malik's Spiced Pear and Walnut Chutney

Did you spot Leiths alumna, Angela Malik, on C4's 'Kirstie's Handmade Christmas'? You can gift a jar of her amazing chutney to your own family and friends with this simple recipe.


750g pears (you can use any pears but go for a dessert type, I use Rocha)
1 large cooking apple
110g onions
60g sultanas
60g dried cranberries
1 orange (juice and grated rind)
225g soft brown sugar
350ml cider vinegar
60g walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice


  1. Peel, core and chop the pears and apples. Peel and chop the onions.
  2. Put into a large pan with the vinegar and stir well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce to a simmer and continue simmering for around 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Whilst the fruit/onion is simmering, put the sultanas, cranberries and orange rind into a small bowl and pour over the orange juice, then leave to soak.
  5. Add the spices, sugar, soaked fruit, rind and juice to the pan. Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and then simmer for a further 45 minutes until the chutney is thick and there is no excess liquid.
  6. Chop the walnuts roughly and toast in a non-stick pan for about 5 minutes on a low heat, stirring until lightly coloured.
  7. Stir the walnuts into the chutney.
  8. Ladle into hot, clean, sterilised jars, cover and seal.
  9. Label when fully cool.

Leave for at least a month to allow to mature. For gifting this Christmas, you can add an 'Open me after' date to allow ample maturing time. 

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas (Series 3, Episode 1) aired on Wednesday 7th December, 2016. To view the episode on 4od, click here.

To visit Angela's website, visit:

Angela Malik

Author: Angela Malik

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