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Homemade Spiced Plum Chutney Recipe

Christmas plum chutney

Published: December 9, 2016 at 1:13 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 5 x 45g jars of chutney

A classic spiced chutney to serve with cheese or cold cuts. The flavour gets mellower and deeper the longer it’s left, so give it at least a week before diving in.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal25
fat0.2g
carbs5.7g
sugars5.6g
fibre0.3g
protein0.1g
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Make this spiced plum chutney, then check out our tomato chutney, courgette chutney, nectarine and ginger chutney and more delicious homemade chutney recipes. Our homemade plum jam is also a great way to use up this seasonal fruit.

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*This recipe is gluten free according to industry standards

Ingredients

  • oil
  • 2 large banana shallots, sliced
  • 2 red chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 75g dried cranberries
  • 1kg plums, stoned and chopped into large chunks
  • 250g cooking apples, (about 1 large apple), peeled, cored and chopped
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 400ml red wine vinegar
  • 250g light muscovado sugar
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 orange, zested and juiced

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large pan and cook the shallots and red chillies for 5 minutes until softened.

  • STEP 2

    Stir in the remaining ingredients except the orange zest and juice and slowly bring to the boil.

  • STEP 3

    Once boiling, turn down so that the pan is simmering and bubble for about an hour until the mixture has thickened.

  • STEP 4

    Stir in the orange juice and zest and, while still warm, spoon into sterilised jars. Leave for at least a week before eating. Once opened, keep chilled and eat within a month.

Cook's note for your plum chutney: To sterilise jars or bottles, wash in very hot soapy water then rinse well with hot water. Put on a clean baking tray in an 150C/fan 130C/gas 2 oven until completely dry.

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