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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Plum Chutney


I love making preserves and make lots so I can give them as gifts especially at Christmas. Today I have made Plum Chutney. I have used a different recipe from usual and have posted it below these photo's





Ingredients
Makes 4 x 450g jars
1kg large red plums
300g Bramley apples
300g onions
2 fat cloves garlic
1 heaped tbsp freshly grated ginger
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp crushed dried chilli
600ml cider vinegar
500g light brown soft sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method
1. Cut plums in half, remove stones and place fruit in large preserving pan.
peel, core and slice apples, add to pan
Peel and finely chop onions and garlic, mix into fruit
2. Add the remaining ingredients, plus one tsp of salt and good grinding of black pepper
Bring mixture slowly to boiling point to allow sugar to dissolve
Reduce heat and simmer steadily for about 1 1/4 hours until thick and jammy
3. remove from heat and set aside for 5 mins. before pouring into clean sterilised jars.
Cover immediately and allow to cool completely before labelling.
Store in a cool place for 2 months before serving.