Asian Pear-Fig Chutney

Asian Pear–Fig Chutney Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Judy Feagin

Garam masala, a fragrant Indian spice blend, is available in specialty stores or ethnic markets.


Makes 3 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


3 cups peeled, chopped, ripe Asian pears (about 3 large)
7 dried figs
1 cup chopped red onion
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1/4 cup pear juice
1/2 teaspoon garam masala


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until pears are tender. Remove from heat; serve warm. Store leftover chutney in refrigerator up to 3 days.