Monday, September 17, 2012

Spicy Apple Chutney

Last week my father-in-law commented nonchalantly on how they had eaten some lovely pork sausages but wished he had had some apple chutney to go with these; something with a bit of kick to it. Now, it may just have been my ears, but I heard this to be a challenge.

With a bit of searching I came across this recipe that seemed to be the sort of thing I was after. As I have said before, store-bought just doesn't seem to cut it for me.

With my kilogram of cooking apples ready to be peeled and diced, I set to work.

The house began to fill with the aroma of fruit, vinegar and spices doing what they do best.

The quantity made two good sized jars and a little left over to test out with some crumbly mature cheese. Simply amazing, with flavours that just keep going.

I think he will be happy with the final result. I just need to get a label sorted.


Take care


  1. Awesome - I have printed this recipe and will try it - I noticed green apples on special today actually so if they still there on Thursday I will pick some up then. I make an Apple Sauce which is just divine and i still have a few jars left over from making it before Christmas last year. I will post that on my preserves page tomorrow sometime. Cheers, Wendy

    1. Wendy, it is so lovely to be able to share recipes. I love the sound of your apple sauce. I have been keeping an eye on your preserves page, but I know how busy you have been. Let me know when you get a chance to get it up there so I can put a link to it.
      Keep building that community. x

  2. When you make your labels, list the ingredients. It only takes a minute. You can list them side by side and it takes hardly any room. Why? Then your product conforms to health regulations. Bought food products are supposed to list ingredients to assist people with health issues. Store-bought is a substitute for home made so maintain your high standards. You obviously care about people and about the world we live in. This is just one little step that demonstrates to your friends and family that you care.

    1. Great idea, Louise. It is good to know that all of the ingredients are real and not words that can't be pronounced. Some store bought products make me think about Michael Pollan's rule "Don't eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." Simple but effective.


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