Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Apple Chutney

The photo above shows some of the ingredients. The apples were from my garden. I recently took one to the RHS for identification and they think it is an Allington pippin.

Apple Chutney

500g apples, cored
1 onion quartered
2 cloves garlic
100g muscavado sugar and 100g golden granulated sugar
250ml cider vinegar
2.5cm root ginger
1 heaped tsp powdered mixed spice for pickling
10g salt
1-2 handfuls raisins

This chutney was made in my Thermomix, very easy!
First I put some jars and their lids into the oven on low heat to sterilise.
Everything except the raisins and the vinegar was blitzed. Then the raisins and vinegar were added and the whole lot cooked at 100C until thickened. It was then poured into the jars.

It can be eaten as soon as it is cool if not before. It does keep well too and brings a taste of Autumn sunshine to a grey Winter's day.
Lovely with home made granary bread and aged gouda.

This my my home made apple picker made from a large yogurt pot sellotaped to a pole.