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Ethel’s Homemade Green Tomato and Sweet Chili Chutney

Updated on September 20, 2018
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Our garden may be small but it offers some home grown produce. Here I will share some recipes using that produce effectively

Let’s Get Creative

This should pack a sweet punch
This should pack a sweet punch

Kitchen Creativity

Our bumper crop of tomatoes is dwindling but there are still far more tomatoes than we can possibly eat.

Having already created various types of red and or green tomato chutney I decided on today’s culinary creation by the ingredients I had to hand.

Tweaking basic chutney recipes is easy and it means that those family members who will eat your chutney should love the taste.

Today I created Ethel’s Homemade Green Tomato and Sweet Chili Chutney which full of flavour.

This chutney is sweet yet tangy and perfect served with various cheeses and chunky slices of brown bread and butter.

Cast your vote for Ethel’s Homemade Green Tomato and Sweet Chili Chutney

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 40 min
Yields: 2 or 3 Jars depending on size


  • 650g Green Tomatoes, Washed, dried and thinly sliced
  • 250g Red Tomatoes, Washed, dried and chopped into chunks
  • 2 Red Onions, Peeled and thinly sliced
  • 5 Shallots, Peeled and roughly chopped
  • 125g Demerara Sugar
  • 125g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 260mls White Wine Vinegar
  • 20mls Malt Vinegar
  • 20mls Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1tsp Sea salt
  • 1/2tsp Ground black pepper
  • Garlic salt, to taste
  • Dessert spoon of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 100g Sultanas, Washed and dried


  1. Place the liquid, sultanas and sugar in a large pan over a low heat. I mixed the sugars well before adding
  2. Stir the contents of the pan regularly until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the salt, pepper, garlic salt and sweet chili sauce.
  4. Add the prepared green tomatoes, red onions and shallots to the pan turning the heat up to a low to moderate boil.
  5. After 20 to 25 minutes add the chopped red tomatoes and stir well.
  6. Wash, thoroughly rinse and dry 2 or 3 jars. Make sure they are scrupulously clean. Place them upside down on a tray in a low heat oven to warm and sterilze.
  7. Keep an eye on the chutney as it cooks, stirring ocasionally and adjusting the heat accordingly.
  8. This chutney will take 1 to 2 hours to cook. Mine was a sticky jammy consistency after about 11/2 hours.
  9. Remove the pan from the heat and start filling the jars taking care not to splash and burn yourself. Remove any chutney from the top and outside of the jars as soon as possible.
  10. Cover and store using your usual method.

Covering the Chutney

In order to prevent mold growing on this chutney ensure the filled jar is airtight.

Tap the jar on a surface so that the chutney settles and air bubbles are removed.


  • Cover with a double layer of clingfilm trimmed to size, then when the chutney has cooled slightly add a screw lid.
  • Or use a preserve cover set which will have full instructions. I add the waxed disc wax side down while the chutney is still fairly hot. I then take a cellophane disc and slightly wet one side of it before securing it, damp side up with a rubber band over the jar of chutney.


A well sealed jar of homemade chutney can keep for between six to nine months.

Store in a cool dark cupboard or if preferred in a refrigerator.

Once opened consume as soon as possible.

Step By Step

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Green and red homegrown tomatoesIngredientsDemerara and dark brown sugarSugars mixed togetherShallots ready to chopPrepared green tomatoes and red onionsThe ingredients bubbling awayChopped red tomatoes to addAfter adding the red tomatoesAlmost readyReady to coverFinishing touchesThere are still some green and red tomatoes to use
Green and red homegrown tomatoes
Green and red homegrown tomatoes
Demerara and dark brown sugar
Demerara and dark brown sugar
Sugars mixed together
Sugars mixed together
Shallots ready to chop
Shallots ready to chop
Prepared green tomatoes and red onions
Prepared green tomatoes and red onions
The ingredients bubbling away
The ingredients bubbling away
Chopped red tomatoes to add
Chopped red tomatoes to add
After adding the red tomatoes
After adding the red tomatoes
Almost ready
Almost ready
Ready to cover
Ready to cover
Finishing touches
Finishing touches
There are still some green and red tomatoes to use
There are still some green and red tomatoes to use

© 2018 Ethel Smith


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