Fruit Chutney (Zwt - South Africa)

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
45 mins
1 hr 45 mins

This recipe was entered for ZWT & has been modified slightly. My source is: The intro is short & sweet ... "This easy South African Fruit Chutney recipe is 1 of the simplest I've come across & is well worth the slight effort taken to prepare it." (Yield & times have been estimated. Times do not include standing overnight or waiting period to mature)

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  1. Chop all dried fruit except the sultanas.
  2. Place fruit & water in a lrg mixing bowl, cover & leave overnight.
  3. Do not drain the fruit. Add the remaining ingredients & place in a heavy bottomed saucepan.
  4. Simmer over low heat (stirring constantly) till the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Bring to a boil & then lower heat. Allow to simmer (uncovered) for approx 1 1/2 hrs or till thick, stirring occ.
  6. Pour chutney mixture into sterilized jars while still hot. Fill to ½ in below the top. Cover w/an airtight plastic lid. Do not use a metal lid because the action of the spices & vinegar will cause corrosion.
  7. Leave the chutney to mature in a cool, dark, dry place for 6-8 weeks before use.
  8. NOTE: This fruit chutney may be used in curries, almost any dish that has rice as an accompaniment & also to tasty up pasta dishes.