I love the flavors of fall, but am not quite ready to give up on summer either. Why not combine two of my favorite fruits as we transition from late summer into fall – Apples and Peaches. I love how the sweet fruit flavors combine in this sweet and spicy chutney. I love serving this with grilled chicken. The jars of preserved chutney also make a great holiday gift. Just add a piece of fabric and a bowl over the lid and you have a pretty homemade present.
- 8 apples
- 12 peaches
- 1 onion
- 1 pound raisins
- 1 pound brown sugar
- 2 cups cider vinegar
- 1 tbp ground ginger
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cloves
- Peel the peaches, remove the pit and dice them into small chunks. Do the same with the apple and onion.
- Put all ingredients (including the fruit and onion) into a large pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and slowly simmer everything for 2 hours. All the fruit will be tender and the chutney will start to thicken.
- Pour the mixture into sterile jars. Tap each jar on the counter (carefully) to release air bubbles. Process in your canner according to the manufacturer's instruction for 10 minutes. Or store the jars in the fridge and use your chutney within a few weeks.
You can easily cut this recipe in half for a small batch of chutney. The recipe as is makes about 7 pints of chutney.