Apple & cranberry chutney

Apple & cranberry chutney

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Cooking time

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 4 x 500g jars

Chutneys are fantastic presents because they really improve with age and go brilliantly with Christmas cheeses and cold meats

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving (25g)

kcalories
35
protein
0g
carbs
9g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
0g
sugar
9g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 500g eating apples, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 450g onions, sliced
  • 50g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 250ml cider vinegar
  • 500g cranberries

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Method

  1. Place all ingredients except cranberries in a large heavy-based saucepan, then gently heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 50 mins, stirring regularly until the apples and onions are tender, the mixture has thickened and no watery juice remains.
  2. Add the cranberries, then cook for a further 10 mins or so until just softened but not burst.
  3. Spoon the hot chutney into sterilised jars and seal (see instructions below). Store unopened in a cool, dark place. The chutney will keep for up to 6 months. Chill on opening.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2008

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josemiphine's picture

After reading the comments on here, i halved the ingredients and i still filled three good sized jam jars. I was a bit worried about the vinegary taste while cooking but the finished chutney tastes really good. Would definately reccomend this recipe.

kayh900's picture
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I made this today and it is very tasty indeed. I just used cooking apples - not a mixture of cooking and eating apples - as we had lots of these to use up. I also put an extra 100g of cranberries in as people had commented before that it didn't look very red. The chutney looks ruby red and tastes fantastic... (fab with some Dolcelatte) Yum.

ohlalalaura's picture

Made this chuntey this morning - nice and easy but needed a bigger pan as my biggest was overflowing! Will half the ingredients next time. Very sweet but tasty.

huneeebee's picture

I just made this chutney and it looks amazing! I have filled 5 Le parfait 200g jars and a haywards pickled onion jar (500g) and am just sterilising another large jar as there is enough for that too! Looks great as a Christmas gift in a nice jar. SO much better than other recipes I have tried! Thanks x

traceybruch's picture
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I have made made this recipe, but at the time could not get Cranberries. Substituted with Blueberries and did not cook them for as long as stated for the Cranberries - Only a couple of mins as they are so much softer. I now have a beutiful blue chutney that tastes great with Roast Pork!

soph1eg's picture

I agree that you need to simmer for longer than 50 mins. I'm glad I read the earlier comments about needing more jars.

littlemissmaccas's picture
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Made this today, should have read the comments about needing more jars as I did not have enough. I was also concerned about the colour as it does not look red enough, hopefully the colour will develop over time. It tastes really nice, made it for Christmas gifts hopefully everyone will like.
When simmering I found it needed just over an hour as it was still watery at 50mins. Found it easy although it is time consuming.

littlemissmaccas's picture
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Made this today, should have read the comments about needing more jars as I did not have enough. I was also concerned about the colour as it does not look red enough, hopefully the colour will develop over time. It tastes really nice, made it for Christmas gifts hopefully everyone will like.
When simmering I found it needed just over an hour as it was still watery at 50mins. Found it easy although it is time consuming.

kateykoo83's picture

Made a batch of this today and am slightly worried about the colour, it's resembling baby food at the moment (still tastes great)......... Will it get redder over time? Please tell me it will - i've never peeled so many apples in my life!

golesworthy's picture

i used frozen cranberries, stuck the jam jars (washed) in the oven whilst it was cooking to sterilise and now have a lot of jars (more than most recipes i've tried for my xmas hampers) This recipe made me 7 jars (sorta Bonne Maman size) whereas most recipes have made 5. Easy to make, fab colour and little tiny cubes of ginger make a yummy hit. beware of the peppercorns they have a good 'hit' too.

marlisa101's picture

I am planning on making chutney for christmas gifts but have never made it before, it seems to mention sterilising jars in all the reciped ive read, how do you sterilise the jars?

caroleannallen's picture

This was so easy and very tasty I made some more to give away for Christmas prezzies.

sueksmith's picture
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THis is easy to make, but a bit time consuming. I tasted it and it had a vinegary after taste. I have bottle it and hope it gets better with time

lucyws's picture

Lots of comments about not having enough Jars - how many did you need?

grainger's picture

I too made this to get ahead for Christmas. I found it very easy to make, and left it for 2 weeks before tasting - absolutely delicious! And I don't normally like chutneys! I hope our Christmas guests enjoy it as much as we did.

pippa-may-john's picture

Made this for christmas hampers. I used dried cranberries that i soaked to re-hydrate, its not as red as the picture, but tastes nice ( i don't even like chutneys). Fingers crossed it'll be alright!! I'm sure my mother will tell me if not, lol! Also make sure you have enough jars.

niknak1601's picture
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Just made my second batch, its so tasty and easy to make. My first batch seems to be getting redder so it looks like the cranberries bleed over time. I also take out the peppercorns before bottling so no-one gets a nasty surprise when eating it.

ridinglilli's picture
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Very easy to make and looks and tastes great. Used frozen cranberries which I defrosted overnight Bramley and Royal Gala apples. Need a decent sized pan and enough jars (I didn't have enough jars!!) Definately going to keep jar for me and put one in my parents hamper. Rest will be ideal presents.

clynsdale's picture
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I made this today to get ahead for Christmas and it is extremely easy to make. I would say it takes longer than 50 minutes to simmer though. Taste is fantastic - we had this in our cheese sandwiches as couldn't wait until Christmas!

glorious's picture

I made it using cranberrys picked on a bog in Ireland really nice.
It is ok to use frozen It will not make any difference.

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