Easy apple and date chutney

Diana Henry / 15 October 2015

This is a very easy apple chutney that is sweetened with dates, so needs less added sugar.

Cooking time

3 hours



Ingredients

  • 1.5kg (3lb 5oz) cooking apples
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) onions
  • 500g (1lb 2oz) dates
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp ginger
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 300ml (10fl oz) malt vinegar
  • 250g (9oz) brown sugar

Method

Roughly chop the cooking apples, onions and dates. 

Cook together in a preserving pan with the cinnamon, ginger salt and 150ml (5fl oz) of malt vinegar over a low heat for an hour. 

Add the brown sugar and the rest of the malt vinegar and continue to cook for a further 2 hours, until moist but still thick. 

Pot in sterilised jars.

For more great ways to preserve fruit and vegetables, see our selection of preserves, sauces and condiment recipes.

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