Rhubarb & date chutney

Rhubarb & date chutney

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(44 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Makes about 2.25kg/5lb
Keep this tucked away for a month so flavours can develop and then serve it with cheese, pâté, cold meats, sandwiches – you name it

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal19
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.07g
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Ingredients

  • 50g fresh root ginger, grated
  • 300ml red wine vinegar
  • 500g eating apple, peeled and finely chopped
    Apples

    Apple

    ap-pel

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

  • 200g pitted date, chopped
    Dates

    Date

    da-ate

    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 200g dried cranberries or raisins
  • 1 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 400g light muscovado sugar
  • 700g rhubarb, sliced into 2cm chunks
    Rhubarb

    Rhubarb

    roo-barb

    Botanically, rhubarb is a vegetable (it's related to sorrel and dock) but its thick, fleshy…

  • 500g red onion

Method

  1. Put the onions in a large pan with the ginger and vinegar. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the rhubarb, plus 2 tsp salt to the pan and bring to the boil, stirring. Simmer, uncovered, for about 10 mins until the apples are tender.

  2. Stir in the rhubarb and cook, uncovered, until the chutney is thick and jammy, about 15-20 mins. Leave the chutney to sit for about 10-15 mins, then spoon into warm, clean jars, and seal. Label the jars when cool. Keep for at least a month before eating.

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lhalsey
22nd Feb, 2009
5.05
This was an easy chutney to make and so good I had to make another batch for giving as presents. Makes a cheese sandwich really great!
fkwool
26th Nov, 2008
5.05
This is delicious!!!!!!!!
maz0102
2nd Aug, 2008
absolutely delicious. try it on paninis
chickenmom
24th Jul, 2008
Delicious!! Made this yesterday so it still has to mature but already it tastes scrummy - can't wait to try with cold meats and cheese. The recipe was so easy although you need to watch that it doesn't catch during the final simmer! A great way to use rhubarb.
marmoizinho
2nd Jul, 2008
4.05
Used up all my rhubarb its great!! Used garam masala instead of curry powder, added cardamom and chilli to spice it up a bit. Sold loads of it.
wildiles
20th Jun, 2008
No changes to the recipe. It excellant with cheese, but I have used it also with a starter to a meal - i.e. pate, salad etc. Cannot make enough of it - my family and friends want me to keep making it!!! It must be good, my mother in law thinks I'm a wonderful cook, after making this, so that cannot be bad!!!
tubbyviv
4th May, 2008
made this recipe for a local fete and sold every jar. it was very tasty.

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