Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs
I got given a large lot of tomatoes from a grower so used some to make this, this is a lovely sweet chutney that goes great on sandwiches or alongside some roast beef or lamb and if stored correctly will apparently keep for up to 1 year.
- 1 kg ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 3 onions, chopped
- 2 apples, peeled, cored & chopped
- 1 pear, peeled & chopped
- 2 3⁄4 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Slowly bring all ingredients to the boil in a large saucepan, stir until sugar dissolves, reduce heat.
- Simmer, covered for approx 2 hours or until mixture is thick, stirring occasionally.
- Allow to stand for 5 mins before spooning into sterilised jars. Seal immediately.
- When cool, label & date.
I hate to leave such a low rating, but this chutney was just too sweet for us. We loved the idea of having onion, apple, pear, tomato and chili flavours all mingling with a little sweetness, but in the end all we could taste was sweetness and heat. We dont eat a lot of chutney, maybe that is why this one wasnt for us. For someone else this might be a 5 star recipe, but for us it unfortunately was not.
THANK YOU SO MUCH nonetheless for sharing your recipe here with us, Mandy!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #48 January 2011
This is so easy to make and so yummy. I made the whole three cups and it made four jars (two small jars and two large jars). I think if I make this again I would grate everything (onions, apples and pear) and finely chop the tomato's. The chutney didn't break down as well as I wanted them, maybe I had the simmer down to low, so I puree half of the batch. Will be giving a jar to my parent in laws, neighbor and maybe enter one in into a local tomato chutney competition/contest if I'm not late to enter. Thanks **Mandy** for posting this recipe.
This is a great and easy chutney recipe to make. I got 3 jars of this fantastic chutney recipe. I did peel the tomatoes (only because the family hate tomato skins in anything) but the rest was followed exactly as per recipe. DH cut up the ingredients and they were a little large, but I just waited for everything to cook down and mashed them......... just a little, during cooking. This chutney turned out perfectly, and the taste....well I only had a taste whilst bottling . ........But the what I did taste was fantasctic, sweet yet spicy, with a great tomato flavour. Thank You Mandy I am making more again this week.