This was my first try at chutney. I based it from a recipe in my Ball blue book, and made changes based on the ingredients available.
1 dozen med apples, peeled, cored, soaked in lemon water, then chopped roughly (I used the food processor)
2 small bell peppers, finely chopped
2 small cloves of garlic, minced
2 banana peppers and about 8 spicy peppers, finely chopped (I did them in the food processor)
3 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
4 TBSP molasses
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp allspice
3 drops cinnamon bark essential oil
4 cups vinegar (I used 1 cup kombucha vinegar and 3 cups apple cider vinegar)
Mix ingredients in a large saucepot, bring to simmer. Simmer until thickened. Ladle into half pint jars and process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
(Yields approx 10 pints)
|All my main ingredients were fresh and homegrown - the peppers grown in my garden |
and the apples from my mother in law
|Someday I'll get a corer/peeler/slicer machine...|
|Sugar, molasses, honey, plus spices and garlic|
|That pepper mixture is so beautiful (and so SPICY) it takes my breathe away.|
|Ready to simmer!|
|I used half pint jars so we can give these as gifts.|
|The finished product. Chutney is not the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, but |
I'm hoping it will be quite lovely served on white meats.