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:
- Put onions in a pan with water and boil for 10 minutes. Add chopped apples, cook for 15 minutes.
- Peel oranges with a vegetable peeler and then remove pith with a sharp knife.
- Slice peel into stripes with a sharp knife. Put peel and remaining orange pulp through a mincer or blender.
- Add to pan of apples and onions.
- Add salt, spices and half the vinegar.
- Simmer for 1 hour until the peel is tender.
- Add the rest of the sugar and vinegar and heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved and mix is thickened.
- 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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Sounds like a great recipe and I would love to try it. However, it does not mention the quantity of water. Does anyone know?
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.
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
Great recipe, I added whole chilli’s and used oranges just picked from the local orange grove. It certainaly packs a punch!
Sounds delicious. How long would it store for once bottled up?
At least 12 months.
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!
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.
Love the sweet spicy chilli recipe!