Autumn tomato chutney

Autumn tomato chutney

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Prep: 40 mins - 50 mins Cook: 50 mins Ready in 1 hour 40 mins


Makes about 1.5 litres / 2¾ pints
A good tomato chutney take some beating, and this version is great because it's not too sweet

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per rounded tbsp

  • kcal45
  • fat1g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 1kg ripe tomato, peeled and chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 750g cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 375g light muscovado sugar
  • 250g onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 250g raisins
  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp salt ½ tsp ground ginger



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

  • 350ml cider vinegar



    Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. Apple orchards were…


  1. Put all the ingredients into a large pan and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Boil the mixture, uncovered, for about 45-50 mins until the fruit is tender and thickened. Cool, then transfer the mixture to a sterilised jar and seal.

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Comments (58)

sallyc310's picture

great recipe.. quick and easy.

emma_sharpe's picture

Fab Recipe! I really loved how easy this was to make :)
Does anyone know how long this chutney will last? I put it in sterilised jars so about 6 months do you think?

sallyousbey's picture

Great chutney, goes with cheeses and brilliant with cold meat and livens up any sandwich.
Look out for reduced price ripe tomatoes in the supermarket and make a cost effective batch!

sallyousbey's picture

Great chutney, goes with cheeses and brilliant with cold meat and livens up any sandwich.
Look out for reduced price ripe tomatoes in the supermarket and make a cost effective batch!

fridaygirl's picture

Looks good, tastes good - perfect for Xmas pressies.
Will definitely make again

1970isabelle's picture

wonderfully easy to make and makes your kitchen smell lovely

wendydavis's picture

Used last of cherry tomatoes out of garden, pain to skin but well worth it. Chutney tastes lovely.

kypnut's picture

Fab easy to make although took longer to reduce than recipe says, have made twice now yummy with home made bread and strong cheese

gordonsfan's picture

I used red wine vinegar & a mixture of dark & light muscavado sugar.tastes good!

mocaff's picture

This is the first chutney I've made that I knew I would enjoy from the first tasting. I find skinning tomatoes a tedious job so I popped them in the microwave and only took moments.

glenda11's picture

Have made this for the 2nd time as unindated with toms from the garden, really simple to make and tastes lovely. Would rec this recipe

rachael020406's picture

wow I have just made this and it tastes fab!!!!! This was my first go at making chutney it was so easy to do I will be making more !!!!

tonykerr's picture

Made this chutney last night with a glut of home grown tomatoes. Used cider and white wine vinegar to the full recommended amount as had insufficient cider vinegar. Tastes delicious already, looking forward to tasting it again in a few weeks when flavours have had time to develope further.

orribleggnogg's picture

I haven't made chutney for quite a while, so I was quite excited about this one due to all of the positive comments. So positive are the comments that I feel a bit bad to leave a negative one. Being a bit of an amateur chutney maker I may be missing something major, but alas, I followed the recipe and now find myself with almost 2 kilos of very vinagary chutney. I have heard that chutney gets better over time and the acidity mellows... Is it true about the acidity? I hope so. I wanted to write to just say that you may want to reconsider the amount of vinegar if you are trying this recipe for the first time. I think 300 mls would've done the job nicely. Maybe less. I'll try to be patient and see what comes of it, as everybody else seems to have made it perfectly.

lindyloo2011's picture

thank you for this recipe its great!! my first time at making chutney.The only problem i had was I couldn't get any muscovado sugar so used demerara

nicolajane19's picture

I didnt have Mascavado (light) so I used 3/4 caster and 1/4 dark sugar, also used 1/4 sultanas. It is the still the best Chutney ever, very easy and very tasty.

I also added 2 tsp of chopped chilli.

Is the best Chutney Ive had.

kplant1's picture

Did not remotely look like the picture but tasted great. I only used 250g sugar because I couldn't bring myself to cook something with so much sugar in on top of raisins and apples. It tastes really good still.

lalybaba's picture

Made this this morning. Had it with cheese for tea. Very pleased with it. It's going in the xmas hampers :)

smart1e's picture

I made this twice and neither batch was as red as the picture, but it looked fab anyway and tasted great with a bit of strong cheddar cheese. Agree with other comments, it's very easy to make and looks professional.

rpere008's picture

This recipe definitely lives up to the hype in the comments section. I made just one slight variation: I used malt vinegar instead of cider vinegar. Nevertheless I still loved the taste (not too sweet or overpowering), and my friends loved it too!


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