Plum & almond chutney

Plum & almond chutney

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(6 ratings)

Ready in about 1¼ hours, plus cooling time


Makes 900g/2lbs
This chutney is low in sugar - and the chilli gives a nice and spicy kick. Try it with a big chunk of farmhouse cheddar

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


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  • 900g firm plums, stones and roughly chopped



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  • 1 onion, roughly chopped



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  • 5cm piece of fresh root ginger, grated or finely chopped
  • 225ml orange juice
  • 100ml red wine vinegar
  • 140g raisins (try the nice big Lexia raisins)
  • 50g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick



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  • ½tsp chilli flakes
  • 25g blanched almonds each cut into 3 strips


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  1. Put everything except the almonds into a large pan – shallow is better as the chutney will thicken faster. Bring to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the plums are tender, stirring occasionally at first, more frequently in the later stages. The chutney is done when it has thickened but is still slightly liquid (it thickens further as it cools).

  2. Stir in the almonds and boil for 5 minutes more, stirring. Pour into warm sterilised jars and cool before sealing. Can be eaten straight away, but keeps for up to 3 months in the fridge.

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1st Sep, 2009
Easy Peasy and Yummy
21st Mar, 2009
I've just made this and looking forward to trying it. I did make a couple of substitutions however. I used sultanas instead of raisins and dark brown cane sugar instead of muscavado sugar as that's what I had in my cupboard - Still looks and spmells really nice and my son cleaned the pan out and said it was lovely!! Very easy and quick to make - definetely going on my homemade christmas pressie list!!
8th Aug, 2008
Delicious chutney, very easy to make and is ideal for using up windfalls from the garden! I will definitely make this one again soon.


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