Spiced Apple Chutney

25 Sep

In a bid to chase the last bit of sunshine I went out into the garden today to collect windfalls from our ancient but fruitful apple tree. Each year it yields giant cooking apples, normally too high up to pick, but frequently blown down in the autumn winds. My favourite chutney recipe from Nigella Lawson uses these up. Taken from How to be a Domestic Goddess it is simplicity itself. The resulting chutney is excellent with cold pork, sausages and stirred through soups and curries to give them a sweet and spicy kick. I normally double the recipe quantities to make about two litres of chutney, spooned into assorted jam and kilner jars this is enough to see us through until the next year.

500g cooking apples, peeled and roughly chopped
1 med onion, finely chopped
2 bird’s-eye red chillies, seeded and chopped
250g demerara sugar
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
black pepper
1 heaped tbsp chopped ginger
1 tsp turmeric
350ml cider vinegar

Makes 1 litre

Approx. 4 x 250l jars or equivalent

Place all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Cook over a medium heat for about 40 mins, until the mixture thickens. Ladle into the jars and leave to cool.

2 Responses to “Spiced Apple Chutney”

  1. Rhiannon Jenkins at 11:44 am #

    Hi Jennifer

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    I look forward to hearing from you

    Wales the True Taste Judging Team


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