Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy 1st Birthday & Peach Jalapeno Chutney

Happy Birthday, blog, you are 1 yr old today!!!   Most people think of cakes to celebrate a birthday, well, not me.  We are celebrating this birthday with a recipe I couldn't have eating this time last year.  Jalapenos were on my naughty list, anything with spicy heat was out of the question but I tried them & everything went well, so I have been eating them like crazy.  Oh, how I have missed things like this.  It's spicy but sweet, with a little savory onion action going on.  We served this immediately, on a fantastic pork burger, you see above.  But it's even better the next day.  I also just learned the SECRET to the perfect pork burgers, are you ready?  In a food processor, process 5 strips of bacon with a clove of garlic.  Then mix in to 1lb ground pork.  The fat from the bacon, gives you that perfect juicy burger, there ya go!!

2 cups (16 oz) sliced peaches, thawed or fresh
3/4 tsp pectin
1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tsp dried jalapenos (use more for fresh, depending on how much heat you prefer)
2 tablespoons red onion, diced
1/2 tsp red wine vinegar

In a saucepan, over medium high heat, add peaches, pectin, sugar & lemon juice.  Bring to a boil for about 2 minutes then reduce to medium heat.  Add jalapenos, stir occasionally until mixtures begins to thicken and coats the back of a spoon (about 8-10 minutes).  Remove from heat & place peach mixture in food processor (blender) & pulse until the consistency is of chunky sauce.  Place sauce in a bowl, stir in red onions & red wine vinegar.  Cover & place in refrigerator for several hours to allow flavors to marinate.  

Makes about 1 cup

Big southern hugs, 


  1. Happy Blogoversary!

    Micha @ Cookin' Mimi

  2. Happy Blog Birthday! I love your new header and wallpaper. I'm looking forward to what this new year brings for you :)

    P.S. I am crazy for sweet & spicy, I know that I'll make this real soon!

  3. Happy Blogaversary!

    Have you tried canning this chutney? I love to can and wanted to know how it holds up?

    *Kim did a great job on your "new Look"! :)

  4. Happy Blogoversary my dear friend! And this chutney sounds amazing.... I'm not huge on a ton of heat but I can see my Man loving this!

  5. Congrats on a solid year of writing, and here's hope for many more. It's the readers that make it all worthwhile, and let you know that you're not just shouting into the darkness. Keep up the good work, and one of these days we'll get together to share some wine and great food.


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