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?
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
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.
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?
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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