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Prune and Apple chutney
Sun 21-Nov-10
11:49 pm
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I still have a glut of cooking apples, and was thinking of a chutney recipe...thought I might try to  use up 3 jars of pickled prunes in it too. Maybe drain them and add them to a basic chutney sort of thing. I have a lovely pear & orange chutney that tastes like christmas, so thought I'd use the same spices...anyone have any better ideas?

Mon 22-Nov-10
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Hi Janet - my favourite chutney at Christmastime always features dates - I think it has that sweet and rich extra flavour!

There's this one from the BBC food, just as an idea.

Or prune, apple and walnut chutney, see here.

Good luck! big_hug

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Mon 22-Nov-10
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Hi Janet! Could we have the recipe for the pear and orange chutney? I still have some pears to use up!    Thanks!

Mon 22-Nov-10
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Made the chutney today with the same spices as in the pear & orange chutney, used up some chunky apple sauce that I'd bottled, but it had separated, so a good use up of two 'not so good' recipes. Added a few dates and other bits and pieces I had lying around and it's brill, but just don't ask for the recipe as I don't think I could replicate it. As for the pear & orange. Not got a printed copy, so here goes.

1.5kg pears, peeled, cored and chopped

1 pt malt vinegar

.5kg cooking apples, peeled, cored & chopped

450g dark molasses sugar

450g raisins

2 oranges, zest grated and juice

1 tsp each of ground cloves, ground ginger, ground allspice and ground cinnamon.

put everything in large pan, bring to boil, simmer for 1 hr or until ready.

 

pretty simple eh - and it really is like christmas in a jar.

Mon 21-Feb-11
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Janet, have you ever added walnuts or pecans to your chutney? I'm thinking of adding some pecans to Fiona's apple and date chutney just before I put it into the jars, thinking it may add a bit of a crunch. I wondered if the pecans stay with that crunchy texture, or if they soften over time. Any ideas?

 

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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Sorry BS, never tried adding nuts to the chutneys, but I imagine they would soften slightly, but still add texture, a bit like walnuts or pecans do in a cake recipe - especially if you put them in towards the end of the cooking time

Tue 22-Feb-11
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Thanks, Janet, might try it with this batch - I still have 2 days to go before sealing this chutney.

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Tue 22-Feb-11
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not looked at that recipe before BS, but then I haven't got a mincer, and by the sound of the comments, you need one. Always on the look out for things like that at local car boot sales and the like...could do with a new spice/coffee grinder.

Tue 22-Feb-11
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I don't have a mincer (permanently on my pressie list, but to no avail!) - so I used the grater attachment on the processor.

Mmmm - I've broken it!  All because one of the 'stoned' dates wasn't.

Otherwise it was going rather well !

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ah, never thought of that, might give it a go later in the year then, when the apples are ready

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