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November 18, 2011

Fruit Chutney

Chutney can be made with fruits or vegetables, flavored a variety of ways with many different spices. Vinegar or citrus juices are added as a preservative. Chutney is often served with Indian dishes such as curry and can be hot to mild in flavor.

Ingredients:

2 cups dried apricots, finely chopped
1 cup dried dates, finely chopped
4 cupsapples (dried or fresh), finely chopped
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
4 cups apple cider
2 cups apple cidervinegar
1 pound brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon each chili powder, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg,
ginger (freshly ground when possible)
1/8 teaspoon ground clove
1 clove garlic, crushed

Instructions:

Mix all ingredients in a heavy saucepan and simmer for one hour over low heat until thick and most all liquid has evaporated.

Terri's Tips:
The cooking process is long but patience will make a better chutney

Serve Fruit Chutney over ham, biscuits, rice or ice cream

Make it your own
Add mango, pineapple, pears and or peaches

Posted by terri at November 18, 2011 03:17 AM

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