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This fruit chutney is the best you will find anywhere - money won't buy you something so tasty and it's so easy to make. I made just one quarter of this recipe which yielded one 545gm jar. Once opened put in the fridge. If left alone, it will last for months. Ours doesn't get a chance because it's so yummy on fresh bread or crackers with cheese.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins

 2 kg fruit, eg apples, plumbs, tamarillos, apricot, peaches
 500 g onions, finely chopped
 2 cups raisins or sultanas
 1 garlic clove
 4 cups brown sugar
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp ground cloves or mixed spice
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or chilli powder)
 4 cups malt vinegar (or white)

1

Put the fruit, onions, raisins, garlic, sugar, salt, cloves or mixed spice and cayenne pepper into a preserving pan. Add enough vinegar to almost cover the fruit.

2

Bring slowly to a simmer, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved.

3

Simmer gently for 2 hours, stirring frequently. The chutney will be thick and jam-like.

4

Pack into four 500g sterilised jars and cover tightly.

5

The original recipe says to keep for at least 2 weeks before using. I can never manage this as it's tasty to eat straight away.

Ingredients

 2 kg fruit, eg apples, plumbs, tamarillos, apricot, peaches
 500 g onions, finely chopped
 2 cups raisins or sultanas
 1 garlic clove
 4 cups brown sugar
 2 tsp salt
 1 tsp ground cloves or mixed spice
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (or chilli powder)
 4 cups malt vinegar (or white)

Directions

1

Put the fruit, onions, raisins, garlic, sugar, salt, cloves or mixed spice and cayenne pepper into a preserving pan. Add enough vinegar to almost cover the fruit.

2

Bring slowly to a simmer, stirring constantly until the sugar has dissolved.

3

Simmer gently for 2 hours, stirring frequently. The chutney will be thick and jam-like.

4

Pack into four 500g sterilised jars and cover tightly.

5

The original recipe says to keep for at least 2 weeks before using. I can never manage this as it's tasty to eat straight away.

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