Last chutney recipe of the year. This is actually the chutney that my Mum every year from the apples from her cooking apple tree. It is a fab chutney recipe and I wanted to post it here so that I have it forever more!
Apple Chutney (from Jam's, Preserves and Edible Gifts by Sara Paston-Williams)
(makes 4-5 jars)
225g onions, peeled and finely chopped
657g cooking apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
600ml malt vinegar
4 tsp mixed spice
2 tbsp salt
350g soft brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
Cook the chopped onions in boiling water for 5 mins to soften them, then drain.
Place all the other ingredients in a large pan, and add the onions. Bring to the boil very slowly, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar. Simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours until thick, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Pour into prepared jars, cover and store for at least 1 month before using.