Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins
There are literally thousands of chutney recipes for the home cook. Chutney is a wonderful condiment to have at hand, as it livens up red meat dishes, pork and grilled meats, and can be used in barbecue sauces, in sandwich fillings and in ground meats for extra flavour. Here is a simple recipe. Sterilise bottles by washing, then putting on an oven tin in a cold oven. Heat the oven to 325 deg F/160 deg C, and leave the bottles and lids at that temperature for 10 - 15 minutes. And there you have sterile bottles without hassles.
- 2 lbs granny smith apples
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped, crushed
- 1 cup apple cider vinegar (use a large cup as it is 250 ml metric)
- 8 ounces brown sugar
- 2 -3 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 8 ounces golden raisins or 8 ounces sultanas
- Peel and chop the apples.
- Put all ingredients in a heavy-bottomed pot EXCEPT the raisins/sultanas.
- Bring to boil, stirring, then simmer, uncovered, until the mixture becomes thick and the fruit is soft.
- Stir in the sultanas.
- Bottle in sterilised jars, wipe tops carefully, and seal.