Tomato Chutney recipe

Have too many tomatoes? Make a chutney!

This recipe comes from Darina Allen – it will use the end of the precious tomato crop.  I had to cook this for much longer than 45 minutes to get it to reduce by half and get it nice and rich.

IngredientsMakes 12 x 200ml (7fl oz) jars
• 1kg (2 1⁄4lb) cooking apples (Bramley Seedling or Grenadier), peeled and diced
• 450g (1lb) onions, chopped
• 1kg (2 1⁄4lb) green tomatoes, chopped (no need to peel)
• 350g (12oz) white sugar
• 350g (12oz) Demerara sugar
• 450g (1lb) sultanas
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger
• 2 teaspoons allspice
• 2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
• 2 garlic cloves, coarsely crushed
• 1 tablespoon salt
• 900ml (1 1⁄2 pints) white wine vinegar


Put the apples and onions into a wide, stainless-steel saucepan and add the remaining ingredients. Stir well, bring to the boil and simmer gently, uncovered, for about 45 minutes or until reduced by more than half. Stir regularly, particularly toward the end of cooking. Pot into sterilised jars and cover immediately with non-reactive lids. Store in a dark, airy place and leave to mellow for at least two weeks before using.


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