Classic apple chutney

Classic apple chutney

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins - 25 mins Cook: 40 mins Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes about 1 litres/1¾ pints

Serve this classic chutney with roast crackling pork for a change from apple sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per rounded tbsp

kcalories
123
protein
1g
carbs
32g
fat
1g
saturates
0g
fibre
1g
sugar
19g
salt
0.17g

Ingredients

  • 1½ kg cooking apples, peeled and diced
  • 750g light muscovado sugar
  • 500g raisins
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 700ml cider vinegar

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Method

Combine all the ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over a medium heat, then simmer uncovered, stirring frequently, for 30-40 mins, or until thick and pulpy. Remove from the heat, leave to cool and transfer to sterilised, clean, dry jars and seal.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2005

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bethanyhanmer's picture
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Used apples from my garden to make this chutney. It turned out great, but took a lot longer to thicken up. Next time I will use more onion and fewer raisins.

peterdfoot's picture

Just to give to family - I've got time - they ain't!

peterdfoot's picture

It took more than 2hours (you said 40-50mins.), but produced 2litres! (you said 1!) what am I doing wrongly?

amphibiousboy's picture

In my garden I get a glut of Bramleys apples and blackberries shortly followed by chestnuts. Do you think this recipe would work adding blackberries and chestnuts to it?

libby17's picture

This chutney is great. It's very easy to make although it took me longer than 25 minutes to prepare everything - mainly the apples of course. The colour is just like a well known branded pickle but the taste is even better! I might try using different spices next time as others have done.

hartigan554's picture
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yes i made this chutney but i added green beans and and more spices to the apple chutney very good no not for a special occasion i grew tomatoe plants and had far to manyso added those to
pat

jamesgcole's picture

You can't beat apple chutney, especially with cold meats the day after! I love making things that last as well, so if you make enough jars you can not only give to friends and family but will not have to buy a jar of chutney all year!

corahenwood59's picture
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I used dessert apples for this recipe beacause we had so many so I reduced the amount of sugar to 500g from 750g and it worked well. I wasn't sure if the weight of apples was after peeling and coring or before. I opted for after and the recipe made 7 x 1lb jars worth.
It took me twice as long to peel and chop the apples than the preparation time given but maybe that was because they were smaller and I had to chop out bruises & inhabitants. Otherwise it was straightforward and easy. It tastes great now even though I guess it needs to mature.
I will definitely make it again next year.

cjsansom's picture
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Read the comments but decided to stick with the recipe and glad we did - it was delicious! I have never made chutney before but it was so easy. It did take longer than the recommended 30-40 mins to thicken (closer to an hour) but patience paid off. We have a glut of apples in the garden so will definitely make again. Great for presents!

pcouper's picture
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I am fast becoming a chutneyaholic! This is delicious although sweet and really easy to make. I put in 600g sugar and an extra onion and its still on the sweet side. PW- I got 6 450g jars out of it.

khambhaita_p's picture

how many jars of chutney does this make?

tetttigger's picture
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This was my first attempt at making chutney...and now I'm converted - easier than jam! I read all the comments first and decided to add my own twist - 4 tablespoons of Pataks rogan Josh curry paste - the result is devine! I am now going to attempt sweet chilli jam and onion marmalade.....

morrisen83's picture

how long can you keep this chutney?

alison100's picture
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This turned out really well. I didn't have raisins in at the time, so used some dried, ready to eat apricots (the dark, non-sulphured ones). I chopped them up, chucked them in the pan with a few extra spices (which included a good pinch or 2 of chilli flakes, some ground cloves, ground coriander seeds etc.) and it has turned out fantastic!
Will definitley make again, as I still have lots of apples to use up. Try experimenting with a few more spices - it worked really well for me!

oklahoma63's picture

Do I weigh the apples before or after peeling & coring as this does make quite a difference ?

violet65's picture
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The only thing I added was Tamarind paste 1 dessertspoonful just to give a little kick, otherwise great

davebisgrove's picture
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So easy to make and after a couple of months its amazing!

debcas's picture

Made this recipe to use up the apples from my tree. It was great. Really simple, tastes delicious and won first prize in my village show!

busymummy7's picture
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As a chutney novice I wasn't quite sure what to expect but this recipe hit the mark - very simple to follow and gave excellent results

nixnoonoo's picture
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Very easy to make. I gave it away for Christmas presents this year, it was gratefully received and devoured!
Goes fantastically well with cheese and ham. It's especially nice in a sandwich.

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