Natural Umber

Apple and Plum Winter Chutney

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A spiced apple and plum chutney with a delicious tangy flavour. Make now and this can be stored for a beautiful homemade festive gift.

This recipe makes a small batch of 2-3 jars, double the recipe for more. Alternatively, this could be made using red onion, or a concoction of fruits that you have at home.

  • 1 cooking apple, peeled
  • 3 plums, deseeded
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3 generous handfuls of sultanas
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • Thumb of ginger
  • 200ml Natural Umber
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Chop the apple, plums and onion into small chunks. Add all of the ingredients to a large pan and give a good stir before bringing to a simmer. Leave for an hour or more until it becomes a sticky consistency and the liquid has been absorbed.

Leave to cool slightly before storing in sterile glass jars. Add some ribbon to the neck for a homemade gift.

Perfect served with cold cut meats or cheese.

This chutney will store well for the best part of a year. Use within a few weeks once each jar is opened.