Apple Chutney

So here is the first thing I have made from the fabulous produce out of my neighbour’s amazing allotment.

I have adapted this recipe from a BBC Good Food recipe so thanks to them for the inspiration.

Ingredients

  • 1.6 kg cooking apples (peeled and cored weight) chopped
  • 400g light muscovado sugar
  • 500g sultanas
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped using Food Chopper
  • 1½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 500ml cider vinegar

Method

Peel, core and chop all the apples (made really easy with the Pampered Chef Apple Wedger, Vegetable Peeler and Forged Cutlery Knives).

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Add all ingredients to the large Stockpot.

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Bring the mixture to the boil over a medium heat.  Simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1-2 hrs, until thick and pulpy.

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Remove from the heat, transfer to sterilised, clean and dry jars and seal.  And enjoy a small sense of smugness at having started making  Christmas presents!!

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Note about sterilising jars.  I know that you can put the jars in an oven for a while but I am always a last minute kind of girl!  I therefore always sterilise jars the way Nigella Lawson suggests, which is to quarter fill each jar with water, Microwave on High for 10 mins.  Job done!

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