Marrow Chutney Recipe



  • 3 lb (1.4 kg) marrow
  • Salt
  • ½ lb (225 g) shallots
  • ½ lb (225 g) cooking apples
  • ½ lb (225 g) sultanas
  • ½ oz  (14 g) bruised root ginger
  • 2 teaspoonsful pickling spice
  • 4 oz (112 g) brown sugar
  • 1 pint (570 ml) vinegar


  1. Peel and cut the marrow into cubes, removing all the seeds. Put in layers in a bowl with a generous sprinkling of salt. Leave overnight.
  2. Drain, rinse thoroughly and put into a pan.
  3. Peel and chop the apples and shallots and add to the marrow with the sultanas, sugar, vinegar and spices (tied in a piece of muslin).
  4. Bring to the boil very slowly and then simmer gently until cooked and thick.
  5. Pour into hot, clean, sterilized jars and seal at once.
  6. Label with contents when fully cooled.

Makes about 4 lbs (1.8 kg) of Marrow Chutney.

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Jan Truscott @ 2:37 pm #

Recipes look interesting, can't wait to try them out.

Mad Veg Woman @ 3:38 pm #

Fab site cant wait to try some of the chutney's.

Wendy @ 3:17 pm #

What a find – we don't have an allotment just a small but productive veg plot. Thanks to the recipes, I've managed to use the glut of pears, marrows and plums. Its bookmarked for the future! Thank you

julia shaman @ 4:40 pm #

tried this chutney(marrow) it is fantastic and delicious

carole p @ 7:08 pm #

made this recipe (marrow chutney)last year added a few chillies to one batch it was yummy just about to make this years its so easy

Ellie @ 7:32 pm #

easy steps, and lots of help, lots of recipes to make,
simply fantastic

sue garbutt @ 11:18 am #

can you use pre-spiced vinegar instead of the pickling

Helen Ray @ 6:24 pm #

The chutney is delicious, I will be making it again. It is a great way to use a glut of marrows. I really like this website it has so many easy recipes with easy instructions.

Luke R @ 7:48 pm #

This looks great. How long does it keep for?

gill clark @ 3:45 pm #

have just made this chutney, how do i get rid of the vinegary taste, it's a bit sharp, thanks Gill

john @ 6:08 pm #

If I want to make double the amount do I double everything eg pickling spice ?

Ann Davies @ 7:28 pm #

Sounds great – going to give it a try.

Lesley Walters @ 12:35 pm #

What a great site! With more and more people growing their own stuff this is a real inspiration. The marrow chutney is easy to make and very tasty!

Dom @ 8:12 pm #

Hi. I did the marrow chutney about a month ago (with an oversized courgette). I just tasted it and it's really delicious. Just the right combination of sharp and sweet and crunchy. Can recommend it.

Veronica @ 10:10 am #

Hi, I have a dilemma!

Just preparing to make chutney and found all our stored marrows froze during the bad weather. They looked perfect from the outside but inside they are now soft and sad looking, can I still use them or do I have to write them off?

Lynda @ 11:06 pm #

Apples have been great this year, and do not want to waste them like previous years, so have decided to make different chutneys. This will be my first time and your tips / recipies are really useful.

Just wonder why marrows have to be soaked in salt…?

Chrissie @ 7:51 pm #

I have just made a variation of this useing over large courgettes, chopped dates and onion. Can't wait to try it!
I have noticed some chutney recipes only use small quantities of sugar while others use loads, as a diabetic I want to use as little as possible, will it affect its keeping properties? Can I cut down the amounts in other recipes, eg green bean chutney?

william ferraby @ 8:32 pm #

Have just made this chutney, didn't have enough marrow, made up the weight with green tomatoes, used soft light brown sugar and clear pickling vinegar….rather than the ginger and spices….tastes wonderful.

william ferraby @ 9:00 pm #

@Lynda: hi lynda, marrows, cucumbers etc need to be salted to draw out their natural juices…then you rinse them off well with clean water…dry on kitchen paper…they will then cook without going soggy or mushy…

sylvia @ 5:32 pm #

Yes you can just use spiced vinegar in any chutney.

007 @ 6:28 pm #

Disappointed that my marrow didn't breakdown was this too much salting?

Ally @ 1:26 pm #

Made this yesterday can't wait to try it. I only got 3 1lb jars what did I do wrong.?

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