Easy pear and sultana relish

  • serves 10-12
  • Easy

This easy pear and sultana relish is a great way to make your cheese snack a little bit more special. We love the autumnal flavours, and think it works particularly well with blue cheese and walnut bread. It serves 10, but we could easily eat a whole jar ourselves.



  • shallots 2, finely sliced
  • butter
  • oil
  • pears 6, peeled and cut into chunks
  • bay leaf 1
  • cinnamon stick 1
  • light muscovado sugar 4 tbsp
  • cider vinegar 6 tbsp
  • sultanas 2 tbsp
  • walnut halves 50g, roughly chopped
  • blue cheese or walnut bread to serve


  • Step 1

    Fry the shallots in a knob of butter with a splash of oil until they soften without browning, they should be soft enough to squash with the back of a spoon. Add the pears, bay leaf, cinnamon, sugar, vinegar and sultanas and stir everything together. Cook gently for 10 minutes or until the pear is very tender and the mixture is thick enough to spoon, stir the pan every now and then to make sure the mixture doesn’t stick. 

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan. When the relish is cooked add the walnuts and cool the mixture. Serve with blue cheese and walnut bread or cold meats. This will keep for a week in the fridge though the nuts will soften.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 112
  • Carbs 17.5g
  • Protein 1.2g
  • Fat 3.6g
  • Salt 0.1g
  • Saturates 0.6g
  • Fibre 2.6g