Chutney is a spicy condiment made of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar, originating in India. You can use this Indian condiment to add a spicy complex favor to many dishes. It can be made with fruits like apple, pear, mangoes, apricots and tomatoes.
I used the recipes from The Joy of Cooking and The Enchanted Broccoli Forest to make this batch, because right now I have apples. I adapted the recipes to my tastes. Additionally, there are many recipes are available on-line.
3 lbs, Apples peeled, cored and cut into a ½-inch dice
2 medium onions, chopped
1 cups Apple cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup raisins chopped - golden or currents will all work, too
2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
1 tsp Cloves powder
½ Red pepper flakes or to taste
½ teaspoon mustard powder
Chop the apples and onions so that they are about the same size. Put everything in a Crock Pot on high for 1 hour stirring occasionally. Then on low for about 4 hours. Ladle into jars and water bath 10 minutes or refrigerate.
Delicious when serve with fish, pork or chicken. Add a teaspoon to any oil and vinegar salad dressing for tasty treat. Serve on a crudité or cheese platter. Chutney goes well with brie and crackers.