Pineapple chutney

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 5 mins


Makes 3 x 330ml or 2 x 500ml jars
Give this tangy fruit pickle away as a gift or keep in your cupboard for a colourful household condiment

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal52
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 3 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp black onion seeds (kalonji or nigella)
  • 1 tsp turmeric



    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 2 pineapple peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, finely chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 250g soft light brown sugar
  • 175ml cider vinegar


  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based pan. Tip in the onions and spices and cook for 5 mins until fragrant. add the rest of the ingredients plus 1 tsp salt and simmer for 1 hr until dark golden and thick. Pour into sterilised jars and allow to cool before covering.

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Comments (23)

danithedoc's picture

I've had it simmering for over an hour and it's quite runny. Not sure whether it will thicken up if I leave it for longer or whether it will 'set' when put into jars. Can anyone advise please?

Chutney_maker12's picture

All,chutney keeps for years if kept somewhere out of direct sunlight or heat. I keep mine under the stairs on a shelf. I have eaten some that are a couple of years old and they have tasted amazing. But remember this doesn't apply where it says keep in the fridge (though I see from comments that some does keep).

MollyJean's picture

I made this delicious chutney for Xmas presents for xmas 2013, we have just finished the last jar,so it lasts a long time! Jars kept in cool dark pantry. So now having to make more

dianasparkler's picture

wonderful! great sweet 'n hot taste. i had never made a pickle before - and it is a big ht with the family, we had it so far with a curry, and with cold ham and some cheese. recommended.

hoopoe's picture

This is the best chutney I've ever made! Apart from tasting delicious and moreish I think it looks beautiful with the black onion seeds flecking the dark golden pineapple.'s picture

Made this today doubled quantity and added some extra chilli flakes, garlic and cumin seeds….tastes lovely made 2 x 500g jars & 7 x 227g jars.

ruthswansea's picture

Wow!! This recipe is so forgiving, but found it tastiest using really ripe pineapples. Added extra fresh and dried chillies for heat and its lovely in sandwiches, with cold meat and cheese, but especially good with curry, rice and poppadoms. Made a huge mistake!! Took a jar to work, and everyone loved it. Can't keep up with requests for more. This chutney is going to be a permanent fixture in my fridge!!

love_my_food's picture

As long as you don't open the jar it will keep for at least 1 year. Once opened, keep in the fridge. I've had home made chutney (tomatoes) keep in the fridge for 1 year.

blackbird17's picture

Absolutely. I have just opened a jar of beetroot chutney I made last year, the last one in my storecupboard. Kept in the fridge once opened it will last till the jar is empty! I make chutney a lot and have never had a jar go off.
This pineapple one is so delicious it never lasts for long anyway!

stelyd's picture

I have made this twice now. Firstly for myself as a trial run, then made for Christmas gifts. It's a delicious and colourful chutney which goes well with cooked meats (ham/gammon) and cheese. V easy to make. Will definitely make again!

juliadeborah's picture

Delicious but I made mine a little too hot! Used "Easy Chilli". Next time will use less!

heathfield47's picture

Once stored in sterilised jars, this chutney will keep for up to 1 year. As stated in the paragraph titles 'TRY' above.'s picture

I was thinking of making this with tinned pineapple as someone suggested - does it turn out as tasty as with fresh?
Also how long will it keep?

mmilne's picture

Did anyone get an answer to how long this will last for? Other chutney recipes I have looked at keep for 4 weeks in the fridge, I am assuming this churtney will be the same?

wildiles's picture

I have made my first batch of this and it tasted yummy. I think I would double up on the quantities to make more presents for Christmas next year.
I may make other batches for the the rest of the year using the idea of tinned pineapple.
I am going to try out on friends tomorrow with our cheese course. My only worry is it appears a bit runny - so I will see if it gets better when kept a little longer.
Once ingredients chopped - a "doddle" to make!!

joannehelen's picture

I made this recipe last year and everyone that tasted it asked for the recipe. My confession......I used 2 large tins of pineapple.

mich_mkp's picture

Loved this. I found I needed to add a fair but of water over the time to stop it burning. Made it for presents and a whole jar was demolished in one sitting with some ham. Absolutely gorgeous - I'll be making another batch just for me...

melodyh2009's picture

Really enjoyed this chutney and it went lovely with cold ham. I used 2 largish pineapples and the quantity seemed fine. Made 3 jars worth and then some we used straight away. Bet it will be even nicer once it has matured for a while!

bbcgf1983's picture

I've made 4 jars of this for xmas presents. Made them on the 19th of this month but am concerned that they're not going to be any good. I've just looked at the sealed jars and they just look a little strange. Not sure if anyone else has a similar problem?

elliscooks's picture

Made this tonight and wow it is yummy! I just used 2 large pineapples on offer at £1 each and it all came together really nice. Jared it into little jars to put into my christmas hampers but of course had to jar up a big one for us!!


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