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Chutney recipe

Makes enormous quantities of chutney. You will need many jars.

  • 3kg cooking apples
  • 1kg onions
  • 300ml water
  • 40g salt
  • 40g ground ginger
  • 2tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp cayenne
  • 1l vinegar
  • 1kg sugar
  • 500lb golden syrup

Simmer peeled and chopped apples and onions for 20 mins in water before adding salt, spices and half vinegar. Cook until soft then add sugar, syrup and the rest of the vinegar. Simmer until smooth and thick. Pot and cover.

NB I tried to do the simmering part in the slow cooker, but it didn’t work.


March 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

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