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Apple and Tomato Chutney

Chutney is a great way of using fruits from the harvest….. Up for a Chutney Challenge…. Try this simple but tasty Apple and Tomato Chutney recipe.

When buying your ingredients look out for local and seasonal produce and organic if you can get it tastes even better!’ Find out where your local farmers market is, they will have lots of tasty local produce…

INGREDIENTS

1Kg apples (peeled, cored and sliced)

450Mls water

1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds

1Kg tomatoes (sliced)

2 large onions (chopped)

85g sultanas

140g caster sugar

1 ½ dessertspoons salt

560 malt vinegar
METHOD

  1. Place apples and water in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and cook for 25 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally. Add more water as necessary to keep the apples simmering.
  2. Wrap mustard seeds in muslin or cheesecloth and add into the apples. Mix tomatoes, onions, garlic, sultanas, sugar, curry powder, cayenne pepper, slat and vinegar in with the apples. Stir until sugar has dissolved.
  3. Bring to the mixture to boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 3 hours, stirring occasionally, until a thick chutney remains. Remove and discard wrapped mustard seeds.   Seal chutney in sterile containers until serving!
  4. Enjoy

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