Guest Recipe: Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney

We’re warming up for Christmas in a big way here at CK Towers, and in an attempt to be super organised and tick some gifts off our rather long list, this week we asked resident guest blogger Liv Purvis of What Olivia Did fame to rustle up a delicious edible gift recipe. And she didn’t disappoint, with a perfect make-ahead chutney.

Says she: “The joy of a good festive/autumnal chutney is that it’s something that can be prepared months before it’s needed, and it actually gets better with age. My favourite is this sweet and savoury, apple and pear chutney that’s really quick to throw together. It’s one of my nan’s recipes and has a little spicy twist to it, meaning it goes perfectly with cheese and crackers. The perfect mid-afternoon festive snack!”

 

WHAT OLIVIA DID

 

Spiced Apple and Pear Chutney
Makes two small jars

250g Bramley cooking apples
250g pears
1 onion
250ml malt vinegar
60g light brown muscovado sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp black treacle
125g sultanas
Pinch of salt

 

WHAT OLIVIA DID

 

Chop the apples, pears and onion into 1cm cubes, and pop them in a saucepan with all the remaining ingredients. Simmer over a low heat for an hour. (Yup, it’s really that simple!)

Once the mixture has reduced, and you can scrape the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon without seeing lots of liquid, you’re about ready! Leave the chutney to cool.

Once cooled, divide the chutney between two clean, sterilised jars. It’s easy to increase the quantities so you can make more jars of chutney…and save some for your own seasonal festivities!

 

WHAT OLIVIA DID

WHAT OLIVIA DID

 

See more delicious recipes from What Olivia Did here and keep an eye on the blog for more delicious festive treats from Olivia’s kitchen.