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Chutney, Backyard (P, TNT)
Source: Unknown
Serves: Varies

1 pound assorted dried fruit
3 tart apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped
1 pound fresh plums or apricots or loquats or peaches
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup seedless raisins
3 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups vinegar
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. mustard seeds
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. cayenne, or less if you don't like it hot

Combine all the ingredients in a heavy pot and bring to the boil.

Turn down the heat, cover and simmer for about 2 hours, until thick. Give it a good stir every 10 minutes or so.

I like to mash it down at the end with a potato masher, but you can leave it with larger pieces of fruit if you like.

Spoon into sterilized jars. Keeps in the fridge forever.

Warning: if you have plants near your stove it would be a good idea to remove them, the fumes from the vinegar can be a little strong.

Poster's Notes:
For the dried fruits, apricots and dates are best. For the vinegar, cider vinegar is best.

Posted by Mirjam Dorn

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A