Sweet Orange and Chilli Chutney Recipe

sweet orange and chilli chutney

Sweet Orange and Chilli Chutney Recipe submitted by Carol

Ingredients for Sweet Orange and Chilli Chutney:

  • 500 gm onions  – peeled and chopped
  • 900 gm apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1.8 kgs sweet oranges
  • 450 gm of sultanas or raisins
  • 1 tblsp salt
  • 2 tblsp ground ginger
  • 1 tblsp cayenne (or chopped dried chillis)
  • 1.7ltrs vinegar
  • 900gms of sugar

Method for Sweet Orange and Chilli Chutney:

  1. Put onions in a pan with water and boil for 10 minutes. Add chopped apples, cook for 15 minutes.
  2. Peel  oranges with a vegetable peeler and then remove pith with a sharp knife.
  3. Slice peel into stripes with a sharp knife. Put peel and remaining orange pulp through a mincer or blender.
  4. Add to pan of apples and onions.
  5. Add salt, spices and half the vinegar.
  6. Simmer for 1 hour until the peel is tender.
  7. Add the rest of the sugar and vinegar and heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved and mix is thickened.
  8. Bottle in normal way in sterilised jars

A clever balance of the orange sweetness and chilli heat in this unusual chutney.

Like most chutneys, kept in properly sterilized and sealed jars this will keep for at least a year in a cool dark place. Once opened, keep in the fridge and try to use within 4 weeks.

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9 comments on “Sweet Orange and Chilli Chutney Recipe
  1. Gary says:

    Sounds like a great recipe and I would love to try it. However, it does not mention the quantity of water. Does anyone know?

  2. Val says:

    I’d think just enough to cover the onions as you’re going to get a lot of juice from the apples and orange. I will ask though.

  3. Annette says:

    I made this recipe it was lovely, I just used enough water to cover the onions like you said, very tasty will make this one again x

  4. Pat says:

    Great recipe, I added whole chilli’s and used oranges just picked from the local orange grove. It certainaly packs a punch!

  5. Jules says:

    Sounds delicious. How long would it store for once bottled up?

  6. Val says:

    At least 12 months.

  7. Emma says:

    I just made this chutney for christmas presents and it doesn’t taste that great, the flavours don’t seem to compliment each other, too much of a kick. I followed the recipe exactly and I asked a few others to try it and they said it was ok. I have to give it as presents now and I wonder if it is just a preference thing or will it get better with age? Help!

  8. Dee says:

    This is my second attempt at this recipe as I burned the living who-ha out of the first batch :-S I won’t, however, be making it again as the reduction time involved is MASSIVE and I just don’t have the time to stand over this easily burnt concoction….A disappointment as the flavours seem like they would go together beautifully.

  9. Love the sweet spicy chilli recipe!

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