Sunday, 29 November 2009

Green Tomato Chutney



Ingredients:

500g (ish) green tomatoes - the last from our greenhouse
250g soft brown sugar
1 medium size apple
250ml malt vinegar
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 dried chilli, seeds removed
150g onion
The one very small green pepper that we managed to grow.

Method:

Carefully wash the tomatoes, removing any bits that look a bit duff.
Peel, core and chop the apple.
Chop the tomatoes and onion (and the very small green pepper)
Mix the tomatoes, apple and onion in a large pan. Add the sugar and vinegar and stir with a wooden spoon.
Add the chilli and ginger, and stir again.
Bring to the boil, then turn right down to minimum heat and leave to simmer for at least an hour, stirring every 15 minutes or so, until it becomes a lot less runny and a lot more sticky and jam-like.
Pour into sterilized jars and allow to cool.

The whole house now smells of really fantastic vinegary chutney smells that remind me of Christmas!