Mixed Fruit Chutney Recipe

mixed fruit chutney

The beauty of any chutney is that no two batches are the sane. Different types of fruit in different proportions will change the flavour a little every time.

Ingredients for Mixed Fruit Chutney:

  • 1 lb (450 g) onions
  • 3 lb (1.4 kg) mixed fruit – apples, pears, plums, damsons etc.
  • 4 oz (112 g) dried dates
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 lb (450 g) soft brown sugar
  • 1 pint (570 ml) vinegar

Method for Mixed Fruit Chutney:

  1. Peel and chop the onions and boil in a little water until they are soft. Drain.
  2. Wash, peel and core the fruits and chop into pieces. Chop the dates. Crush the garlic.
  3. Put all the ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently until the chutney is thick.
  4. Ladle into hot, clean, sterilized jars, cover and seal.
  5. Label when fully cool.

Makes about 3 lb (1.4 kg) of Mixed Fruit 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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51 comments on “Mixed Fruit Chutney Recipe
  1. Duncan Robinson says:

    I made the ‘Mixed Fruit Allotment Chutney’ from John and Val’s book last October and it was delicious. Similar to a well known market leader that begins with ‘Br’, but better in my opinion. I used a combination of apples, pears from the allotment and my back garden and also some sultanas. The soft brown sugar makes this chutney taste good also. I still have some jars left, after giving some as Christmas presents.

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