Thursday, 20 October 2011

Apple Chutney GF SCD

If you grow your own apples, you'll understand the problem we face each year trying to find ways to use them all up. One solution is to make chutney. This chutney needs to be left for 2 or 3 months for all the flavours to mingle and do their magic so if you're looking for something to eat straight away, this recipe is not for you.

Apple Chutney GF SCD

900g apples
225g onions 
110g raisins
15g ground coriander
15g paprika
7g ground cinnamon
4g ground nutmeg
2g ground cloves
2g ground ginger
15g salt
340g honey (agave nectar is a vegan alternative but not SCD)
425ml cider vinegar

Finely chop the onion then core, peel and chop the apples. Measure out all the other ingredients and tip everything into a large heavy based or preserving pan and stir well.

Bring to the boil very gently then simmer for one and a half to two hours, stirring regularly to avoid the ingredients sticking to the bottom of the pan and burning!

Sterilise the jars:
  •  Heat the oven to 140°C
  •  wash some used jam jars in the dishwasher
  •  rinse the jars thoroughly in clean cold water
  •  place the jars upside down on a clean shelf in the oven for 30 minutes.

When the chutney is cooked, spoon it into the clean hot jars. Cut some greaseproof paper circles to lay directly on top of the chutney and some larger circles to cover the top of the jar. Seal with either with the original lid, sterilised in the dishwasher, or with a rubber band. Label the jars with the name and date made then store in a cool dark cupboard for 2 to 3 months. I'm store mine in the fridge!

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  1. Can't wait to try this! Might make a nice gift at Christmas. You peel the apples too, yes?

  2. I left that out, yes....hurries off to edit the recipe!

  3. What a lovely combination of spices in this--I bet this could even get me to love chutney!

    Because honey isn't vegan, this recipe actually doesn't fit the Wellness Weekend guidelines, however. Would you mind adding another alternative for the honey so I can keep the recipe up on the list?


  4. There is an agave nectar alternative in the recipe...though that is not SCD it is gluten-free.

  5. If only we all had the same special diet requirements, life would be so much easier, huh? ;) Thanks for the additional alternative. :D

  6. I can smell the apples and spices cooking already!

  7. I just love this recipe and can hardly wait to make it. Some of my friends will be getting this wonderful Chutney for Christmas! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a wonderful week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. This sounds gorgeous - a lovely autumn preserve. And I agree, it would make a wonderful Christmas gift. Thank you for sharing it with the Gallery of Favorites.

  9. Thank you April and Miz Helen...I hope you enjoy it...and thank you for the opportunity to share this recipe with others!

  10. Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. This was very interesting! Hope to see you next week!

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  11. Sounds wonderful, thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop!

  12. I have never made an apple chutney, but it sounds so delicious! I am still picking apples from my trees and hope to be able to give this a try. thanks for sharing your recipe with the Hearth and soul Hop.

  13. Thank you, Apple Chutney must be a British thing! It's quite popular over here! Hope you get a chance to try it!

  14. Vicky, super chutney. Thanks for poppping over and linking in. Cheers

    1. You are most welcome Carole, thank you for party!