It’s halfway through October and with a lack of sunshine I still had approx. 30 green tomatoes on my plant outside. Now with the first frosts at the tail end of the year about to happen, I didnt want them to go to waste so decided to have a go at another chutney after making my Spicy Green Tomato Chutney last month.
I found another great recipe that looked delicious as well perfect for my needs, as I wanted something less spicy this time.
I only had 8ozs of green tomatoes from my plant, so added 8ozs of red tomatoes to make up the pound in weight.
As with my last chutney, this didnt require any finesse to make, but was great fun and the smells around the kitchen were amazing. While it was cooling, we were already tucking into it with some cheese as it looked so good. The best bit is that it tastes as good as it looks.
This is definately one recipe I will be making again if I am left with a glut of green tomatoes next year!
1 lb Tomatoes - green, red - or a mix of either
1 lb Cooking Apples - peeled and cored
1 lb Demerara Sugar
1/2 lb Onions - peeled
1/2 lb Sultanas
1 pt Malt Vinegar
1 level tbsp Salt
2 tbsp Flour
1/2 tbsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Mustard Powder
1 Roughly dice and chop the tomatoes, apples and onions and put them all in a good heavy based pan, mixing it well.
2 Add 3/4 pint of vinegar, the sultanas and the salt, bring to the boil and simmer until it turns into a pulp, stirring frequently – Approx 20-30 mins.
3 Add the demerara sugar, stirring in to dissolve, then bring it all gently back to the boil and then continue simmering gently for a few minutes.
4 Then mix the flour, mustard and ground ginger with the rest of the vinegar together in a small bowl.
5 Add in the above mixture, stirring it well to stop it from sticking to the pan.
6 Bring it all gently to the boil again, and stir until it starts to thicken (for about 5-10 mins).
7 Spoon into sterilised jars and enjoy either after standing for a while to let the flavours develop or immediately if you are impatient like me.
Enjoy with anything savoury!