Apple & cranberry chutney

Apple & cranberry chutney

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins

Easy

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

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving (25g)

  • kcal35
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped into small chunks
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 500g eating apple, peeled and chopped into large chunks
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 450g onion, sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 50g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

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

  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 250ml cider vinegar
  • 500g cranberry
    Cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

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.

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lerryn's picture
lerryn
20th Nov, 2013
If your lids, jars and chutney are as hot as possible to handle safely…and you cool the filled and sealed jars on the counter (free from draughts)…after 30 minutes tighten the lids again (about ¼ turn)…next morning you will see that the lids have "popped down" showing you that the lid is now airtight. to open a tight lid…just prize the lid slightly with a dinner knife until you hear a little release of air. Hardly any force needed.
cheshirecheese07
8th Nov, 2011
5.05
Very easy, and a lovely colour when it's done - great for Christmas presents in pretty jars. I actually added a few frozen raspberries as I hadn't got quite enough cranberries, and also the zest and juice of a couple of oranges - delish!
estellesoden
17th Oct, 2011
5.05
Used dried cranberries as I was unable to get them fresh and as mentioned before it did need simmering for more than 50 mins. Very sweet but delicious with hard cheeses.
lamexicana
30th Sep, 2011
Kwai, I'm planning to make it today with dried cranberries. Will let you know.
ladyinred
23rd Sep, 2011
Hi. I notice one person made this chutney with dried cranberries. Has anyone else please. I have masses of apples and was all geared up to make this tomorrow but cannot find fresh or frozen cranberries Many thanks
carlottapascal
12th Sep, 2011
5.05
I was short on ingredients so used a mix of white, brown and dark muscovado sugar, all normal eating apples and white wine vinegar instead of cider vinegar and the result was delicious! Can't wait to cook the next batch with the correct ingredients!
anniokm
23rd Mar, 2011
5.05
Amazing taste!!!!!!!!!!!!!
granada43
6th Feb, 2011
5.05
I made this as little "thank you" gifts for Christmas and what a success it was! Literally everyone returned the empty jars and asked for a refill!! It really is a simple recipe and the taste and flavour is superb! I followed the recipe exactly but mine turned out considerably darker than the illustration. Ive just managed to get some more fresh cranberries but could it be made with dried? If so, what quantity?
biffo_manx_cat
3rd Jan, 2011
Made this for Christmas presents a couple of weeks or so before Christmas. By the time I wrapped them up they were all a lovely festive pink colour. There was none left for me but I've been told it was lovely. Am going to make another batch so I can try it!
biffo_manx_cat
3rd Jan, 2011
Made this for Christmas presents a couple of weeks or so before Christmas. By the time I wrapped them up they were all a lovely festive pink colour. There was none left for me but I've been told it was lovely. Am going to make another batch so I can try it!

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