Thursday, 25 August 2011

Apple Mint Chutney (with garlic and chilli)

OK, another non-cake recipe, but as I sit here typing this blog post the whole house smells deliciously of this chutney I made last night so I can't resist. Besides, I have a tree in the garden heavily laden with cooking apples and also 33 empty glass jars to still's how I filled the first six of them:

4lb cooking apples - peeled, chopped, cored...takes ages but sit down with the TV/radio/music on and its soon done....then cook with 1/2pt white wine vinegar until thick and pulpy.
Then add:
1 lb tomatoes - chopped and (mostly) peeled
four or five chilli peppers - roughly chopped
about half a bulb worth of roughly chopped garlic
1/2 pt white wine vinegar
1 lb soft brown sugar
couple teaspoons each of ground ginger and mixed spice
one red onion, peeled and chopped into big chunks
one teaspoon salt

Bring up to heat and allow to bubble gently for about 30mins.
Add large handful of mint (roughly chopped) and allow to bubble for another 5 mins.

Turn the heat off and allow to cool a little (still its stopped bubbling). Place into clean jars whilst still hot, and lid. This filled six 1lb jam jars for me :-)
No idea what it will taste like....but the smell alone is worth it!!

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