crabapple chutney

I have a crabapple tree in my garden and I thought why not try to make use of them, so I made this chutney and everybody loved it. I hope you will too. It is not expensive too make and is very easy to do.


 You will have to pick the crabapples from the tree when they are just turning red. Don't wait until they have fallen to the ground as you will run the risk of worms getting into them.


  • 2 x cups (400g) of crabapples (cored and quartered - there is no need to peel)
  • ½ cup (100g) of chopped onion
  • ½ cup (100g) of raisons
  • ½ cup (100g) brown sugar
  • ½ cup wine vinegar
  • 1 tblsp of grated orange peel
  • 1 tblsp of fresh ginger
  • ½ tsp of Allspice

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan and stir well.

Bring to the boil, reduce heat , cover and simmer for about 1 hour.

Uncover and simmer over a low heat for another few minutes. This is just to cook off the excess liquid.

Leave too cool.

Place in to sterilised jars.

That's it, done.

The jars of chutney will make lovely presents if you put nice labels on and cover the lid with a piece of material and tie with a piece of rafia or something similar.

Microsoft have a range of free labels that you can print off

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