Chutney Recipes

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Chutney recipes are a great way to use and preserve a glut of seasonal vegetables and fruit. As well as traditional chutneys such as mango, tomato and picalilli to serve with cold meats and cheese, there’s a new breed of lighter fresher chutney recipes and relishes such as plum and port to serve with slow roasted pork, that bring chutney making bang up to date.

It’s the vinegar, sugar and salt in chutney recipes that act as the preservative, just like sugar acts as the preservative in jam. Often dried fruits are used in the mix as well as apples and onions to give that sweet sour balance that makes chutney so appealing.

Plum chutney, with it’s subtle spicing of cinnamon, ginger and allspice, is the perfect accompaniment to foods such as pork, ham, pate and pork pies to cut through the richness.

To store chutney and keep it in the peak of condition, the jars used must be clean and sterilized (this can done by heating them in a low oven for 10 minutes). Avoid metal lids as the acid in the chutney will corrode them so plastic coated lids or glass kilner-type jars with rubber seals are better.

Don’t forget, most chutneys need a few weeks to mature once made so plan ahead especially if you want to eat them at Christmas – our spiced cranberry, fig and date chutney is a must for Boxing day.

Fresh chutneys are quick to make and best eaten on the same day or kept in the fridge for a few days. Served warm they are the perfect accompaniment to hot roast meat. Roast pork with sour cherry chutney, baked apple and onion chutney or cranberry chutney will definitely take your Sunday lunch to a new level.

Chutneys make great dips, especially mango with poppadoms, and will liven up any meal from a sandwich to a full on feast.

Delicious Chutney recipes

Crispy Belly Pork with Dried Cranberry and Cherry Chutney

Crispy Belly Pork with Dried Cranberry and Cherry Chutney

Crispy pork belly tastes great with chutney - particularly dried cranberry and cherry

Sweetcorn and Red Pepper Relish

Sweetcorn and Red Pepper Relish

A must have topping for burgers, this sweetcorn and red pepper relish also works remarkably well with roast chicken or grilled prawns

Spiced Peach Chutney

Spiced Peach Chutney

An easy spiced peach chutney recipe that will work well with both hot and cold meats

Brinjal Pickle (Spiced Aubergine Chutney)

Brinjal Pickle (Spiced Aubergine Chutney)

A great brinjal pickle recipe that works well with any Indian dish as well as cold lamb, grilled chicken or smoked ham

Spiced Apple and Date Chutney

Spiced Apple and Date Chutney

Spiced apple and date chutney is simple to make and delicious with a strong blue cheese

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney

Using unripe mangoes in this tangy chutney, makes it the perfect accompaniment to hot curries

Plum Chutney

Plum Chutney

This chutney is great with cold meats, especially duck or pork. Also try it with strong cheeses or a pork or game pie

Tomato Chutney

Tomato Chutney

A mild and fragrant tomato chutney which is delicious with a strong, crumbly cheese

Easy Roast Duck with Sour Cherry Chutney

Easy Roast Duck with Sour Cherry Chutney

Duck is a great Christmas Day option if there are between two and four of you, and our recipe produces perfect results every time

Slow Roast Pork Belly with Plum and Port Chutney

Slow Roast Pork Belly with Plum and Port Chutney

Slow roast pork belly with warm plum and port chutney has all the flavours of autumn and can be made ahead

Roasted Pork Loin with Baked Apple and Onion Chutney

Roasted Pork Loin with Baked Apple and Onion Chutney

The delicious baked apple and onion chutney is a great contrast to the crispy pork crackling

Roast Pork Belly with Sour Cherry Chutney

Roast Pork Belly with Sour Cherry Chutney

Roast pork belly tastes delicious and goes great with a sour cherry chutney