Spiced apple and date chutney is simple to make and delicious with a strong blue cheese
- 850ml (1 ½ pt) cider vinegar
- 450g 91lb) light muscovado sugar
- 1.3 kg ( 3lb) Bramley apples, peeled, cored and chopped
- 375g (13oz) stoned dates, chopped
- 450g (1lb) onions, chopped
- 250g (9oz) raisins
- 3 tsp yellow mustard seeds
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 2 tsp English mustard powder
- 2 tsp salt
you will need
- a preserving or non corrosive pan
- sterilized jars
- vinegar proof lids
If you're looking for something to give to friends and family this year that won't break the bank then Christmas chutney recipe is the answer! You can buy (or keep old) pretty jars and tie them up with traditional gingham covers, some pretty ribbon and a label for a sweet gift everyone will love.
It's best to get started with this Christmas chutney recipe towards the end of October, as it'll be at its very best around two months after bottling, when all the flavours have had time to develop.
How To Make Christmas Chutney
Place the cider vinegar and sugar in the pan. Bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring regularly until the chutney is well reduced and thick. Remember that chutneys thicken even more when cold.
Spoon the chutney into warm sterilized jars and seal.
Store in a cool dark place for 2 months before eating.
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