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Persimmon chutney

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Prep time
20 minutes
Cooking time
50 minutes
6 people


  1. Peel and grate the ginger.
  2. Peel and cut the pear and persimmons into small pieces.
  3. Cut the preserved lemon into small pieces.
  4. Peel and chop the red onions.
  5. Gently brown the onions with one tablespoon of olive oil in a hot cast iron Dutch oven.
  6. Add the preserved lemon, pear, and ginger and let cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
  7. Add the vinegar, persimmon, sugar, and spices.
  8. Cook covered for 40 minutes over low heat, stirring regularly.
  9. Once cooked, pour the chutney into a sterilized jar and close the lid.
  10. Serve with a roast or game meat.


  • 2 ripe astringent persimmons
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 pear
  • 180 g (6.3 oz) brown sugar
  • 20 cl (4/5 cup) cider vinegar
  • 3 cm (1 inch) fresh ginger
  • 1 lemon perserved in salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 level tsp ground coriander, cinnamon, and cumin


Dutch oven

Dutch oven

Why cook in a Dutch Oven?

Dutch ovens are ideal for slow cooked, simmered dishes. You can use the in the oven as well as the stovetop, and they will keep your meal warm when served at table.


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