Wonderful Winter Chutney

Ross has been slowly perfecting this Winter Chutney Recipe over the last few years. It's full of delicious flavours that can be used as a sauce for meat or even as a dip for all the leftover roasties.


Chef's tip: If you want to go a step further, you can create this recipe 2 months in advance to eating- which will allow the chutney to mature. This recipe also makes around 16 small jars of chutney- perfect little gifts for your friends and family to enjoy. Or if you would prefer less, then simply half the recipe. 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 1-1.5 hours

Serves:  approx 16 x 150g jars


  • 800g onions (peeled & sliced)
  • 500g cooking apples (peeled, cored & roughly chopped)
  • 1.5kg eating apples (peeled, cored & roughly chopped)
  • 300g sultanas
  • 300g dried figs (roughly chopped)
  • 300g soft brown sugar
  • 8ooml apple cider vinegar
  • 250ml medium dry cider
  • 125ml port
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 3 large pinches salt
  • 3 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tsp allspice
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • zest & juice of an orange
  • Rapeseed oil


    1. Heat a large pan to medium, add the oil and apples. Cook for 2 minutes.
    2. Add the onions and cook until they soften and start to colour.
    3. Add the salt and spices, stir and cook for a few minutes.
    4. Add the tomato puree and cook for a few minutes.
    5. Add the figs, sultanas and sugar. Stir, then add the vinegar, orange, cider & port.
    6. Give a good stir again, bring it to the boil then reduce the heat to a slow simmer.
    7. Stir from time to time to ensure it doesn't catch. It should be ready when the mixture is reduced to a chutney consistency (about 1 hour).
    8. Pop your jars and lids in a hot oven for 10 mins. Remove (carefully) then ladle hot chutney into the jars. Seal with the lids.
    9. Label and store in a cool, dark place for two months.
    10. Voila delicious chutney!


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