Spiced Apple Chutney

Our veg box and the recipes I’ve been writing for work have produced a bit of a surplus of apples and pears, so what better I thought than a nice spicy chutney to keep us going for a while and to make a nice (Christmas) present for any chutney lovers.  Chutneys are so simple, they’re just a put it all in a pot kind of thing, let it bubble away for a couple of hours and there you have it.  There’s the boring part of peeling and chopping, but with a bit of loud singalong music, that’s easy enough to get through.  So, here’s the fruit I used and the recipe I concocted:

900g (concorde) pears peeled, cored and chopped

1.6kg apples (russet, granny smith, royal gala) peeled, cored and chopped

4 onions (approx 500g), sliced

250g sultanas

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tbsp allspice

1 tbsp black mustard seeds

2 fat garlic cloves chopped

35g ginger, peeled and grated

30g salt

900ml white wine vinegar

400ml white malt vinegar

1.1kg granulated sugar

Put all the ingredients in a large pan and slowly bring to the boil, leave to simmer for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, until it has reduced by half and is nice and thick.

While still hot pour into warm sterilised jars and leave for a couple of weeks before using.

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