1.25kg ripe but firm plums, halved and stoned.
500g small cooking apples, cored and chopped
500g onions or shallots, chopped
2-3 large fresh red chillies, seeded and chopped
175g soft brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp five-spice powder or ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves or 3 whole cloves crushed
¼ whole nutmeg, grated
¾ tbsp sea salt
- Put everything into a large pan with 250ml water. Heat until the fruit begins to break down and soften. Simmer gently for 30 mins.
- To sterilize the jars, wash thoroughly in hot soapy water. Rinse in hot water then put in the oven at 140C/fan 120C/gas 1 until dry.
- Cool the chutney for 10 minutes then pot into the warm sterilized jars.
- Enjoy your chutney! Perfect as a homemade gift.
Very tasty served with good strong cheddar or other firm cheese, good accompaniment with cold meats too.