Apple chutney

There aren’t any apples in the garden, but we were talking about making chutney last week so I said I’d post a recipe. I haven’t tasted the chutnney yet, as it needs to be stored for a couple of months before you eat it.

Apple chutney ingredients

  • 1.5 kg eating apples
  • 250g cooking apples
  • 400g raisins
  • 150g dates
  • 1kg soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crushed died chillies
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 double thumb-sized piece root ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 tablespoon allspice berries
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Juice 1/2 lemon

 How to make apple chutney

  1. Put everything in a preserving pan, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Continue to cook until thick – count on this taking between 2 and 4 hours
  3. Turn off the heat and leave to cool down a little.
  4. Pot into warm sterilized jars.

Chutney is very versatile, have a look at some other chutney recipes here.


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