Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs
This is a great chutney and makes a large batch which is great for gift giving.
- 7 large oranges (preferably navels)
- 1 lemon
- 5 large granny smith apples
- 3 large onions, chopped
- 4 cups malt vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 cups dark brown sugar
- 3⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄4 cup fresh ginger, chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
- 6 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 2 green bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- Grate peel of oranges and lemon. Remove and discard all white pith. Cut fruit into quarters (reserve juices) and chop into cubes, discarding seeds. Peel, core and coarsely chop apples. Transfer all fruit and juice to a large heavy dutch oven.
- Add remaining ingredients and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and continue simmering until mixture is thick, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- Ladle hot chutney into 6 clean, hot pint jars to 1/2-inch from top. Run plastic knife or spatula between chutney and jar to release any air bubbles. Clean rim and threads of jar with damp cloth. Seal with new, scalded, very hot lid. Repeat with remaining jars.
- Transfer jars to gently simmering (180°F to 190F.) water bath and process for 10 minutes.
- Let cool on rack. Test for seal. Store in cool dry place.
Disappointing. I ended up with a very acidic mixture and had to add another bag of sugar to make it edible. I am still not very happy with the flavour. It seems very sharp, lacking depth... not a chutney I am going to enjoy eating.
I tagged this in Photo Tag because I thought it sounded interesting and I hoped someone around here would like it. I love it! I reduced it to 1 pint and it was so very easy to make. I can see that it would make a great gift. I didn't use red pepper flakes because we are out and it was just spicy enough for me. But spicy-lovers would probably want to add more.
Made this recipe as a trial run to check the taste & it's suitibility for gift giving especially for the winter holidays! I did only half a batch, & already gave one pint as a gift! Did cut back on the last two ingredients (used about 1/2 the amount indicated) & for me the flavor was unusual AND WONDERFUL! Thanks for this great keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe cooking game]