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Microwave Cranberry Chutney

Cyndi Mathews is a freelance editor, writer and designer based out of Medford, Oregon. She is also the mother of two beautiful daughters.

Thanksgiving side dishes

This cranberry chutney is a twist on the usual cranberry sauce. It makes a great accompaniment to a Thanksgiving turkey or roast chicken. It's easy and fast to make - you cook it in the microwave!

Thanksgiving side dishes


1 package fresh cranberries
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins (use golden raisins if you can find them)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon allspice
3/4 cup water
1 pear, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons chopped onion
1 stalk celery, chopped


Mix, berries, sugar, raisins, spices and water in a microwave-proof bowl until berries burst, about 10 minutes on high.

Then add the pear, onion and celery and cook at 50% power for 30 minutes.

Watch carefully while cooking -- microwaves are all different.

Recipe submitted by: Chef Cyndi
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