Spiced Plum Chutney

Spiced Plum Chutney

This delicious recipe was sent to us by Michael Murray, a member of our Kilner club. If you would like to join sign up here: http://www.kilnerjar.co.uk/KilnerClub

Storage: 6 months

Makes 2kg

Ingredients

1kg plums, halved, stoned and finely chopped

3 onions, finely chopped

100g dried cranberries or raisings roughly chopped

1 tbsp finely grated ginger

1tbsp black mustard seeds

1 tbsp ground cumin

1tbsp paprika

1tsp chilli flakes

750ml red wine vinegar

500g light muscovado sugar

Method:

1. Mix all of the ingredients apart from the sugar together in a big pan and bring to the boil.

2. Once boiling, reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer for ten minutes to tenderise the plums

3. Add 2 tsp salt and the sugar and mix well to dissolve.

4. Keep the pan uncovered and boil the mixture for 25-30 minutes stirring every so often to avoid it sticking to the pan.

5. Add a punnet of stoned & quartered plums to the mixture & simmer for ten minutes to tenderize the plums.

6. Pour the chutney into warm sterilised jars and seal. Make sure the chutney is stored for at least 2 weeks before opening.

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Apple and Green Tomato Chutney – makes 3kg

Apple and Green Tomato Chutney

Recipe created by Pickled Walnut

Ingredients:

2.5kg green tomatoes – quartered

500g – chopped red onions

1 tsp salt (do not use sea salt crystals for this as it results in a gritty finished texture)

500g golden sultanas

500g  – cooking apples – peeled, cored and chopped

500g golden caster sugar

1.14lt cider vinegar

Preparation and Method:

Salt the tomatoes and the onions and place them into a large colander.   Place a large bowl underneath the colander to collect all of the juices. (24 hours before required).  These can be left out over night, however must be completely.

Place the sugar and vinegar into a large pan and bring to the boil – a jam pan is ideal for this!

Add the golden raisins and chopped apple and allow to simmer gently for 10 minutes.

Add the tomato and red onions to the pan – stir well to incorporate all ingredients.

Allow the mixture to gently steep and simmer for 50min  to an hour, whilst occasionally stirring.

Check the chutney for seasoning – be extra careful though as the mixture will be incredibly hot!

Transfer to chutney into warm and sterile preserving jars – clip tops and screw lids work well.

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2nd September 2014

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