Apple chutney is a wonderfully fruity and easy recipe with raisins and onions that’s perfect with everything from pork to cheese & crackers.
This recipe will go from your store cupboard to your table in under an hour and a half and will last in the fridge for up to a month if stored correctly.
Small Batch Chutney
The Britsh brought their love for chutney back from India like many of our food loves.
This delicious apple chutney recipe is simple to make and is loaded with golden raisins and ginger.
The “art” of making chutneys and jams at home seems to have diminished and that is a sad thing. Even I only have a couple of others on my site. A wonderful tomato and chilli jam and a fabulous red cabbage chutney.
They are really simple to make and if you like them chunky then they are relatively quick too!
This takes just an hour to simmer rather than the 2 or 3 hours often associated with chutney making.
One of the defining features of this apple chutney recipe is that it is a small batch recipe.
We are a small family of two and whilst having a store cupboard full of jars may seem like fun. Years of experience of finding them in odd places tells me different!
Frequently Asked Questions
What sort of apples should I use?
I like to use a small sharp and firm apple like a Cox or a Granny Smiths for this chutney.
These will retain their shape when cooked leaving a good crunchy chutney but also not be too sweet.
Do I have to use golden raisins?
The dried fruit adds a great deal to this recipe, but you can sub them with regular raisins or sultanas without an issue.
How long will this store for?
This should be fine in the fridge for 2-3 weeks so long as it is stored in an airtight jar. You could “can” this properly and it should last for a year or longer so long as you do it properly.
However, it is designed to be a small batch apple chutney recipe and it rarely lasts longer than a week in our fridge before it disappears!
Chutneys are wonderful things to have knocking around. They work so well on everything from salads to burgers and even stirred through soups and stews.
It would be absolutely stunning as part of a ploughman’s lunch or thickly spread on a cheese and onion sandwich.
Of course, you can just bust open the jar and gorge on cheese and biscuits with apple chutney or slap a big dollop on alongside my pork and apple sausage rolls.
I only recommend specific brands of equipment if I think that it will make a material difference to a recipe. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments section below the recipe.
- 15-17cm (6-7″) saucepan.
- Sharp kitchen knife.
- Chopping board.
- Weighing scales and or measuring cups and or spoons.
- Apple corer and vegetable peeler, you can do this with a sharp paring knife if you wish.
- Jar for storage.
Making chutney at home is both delicious and simple, this apple chutney is fantastic on cheese and crackers, pork chops or even a burger!
- 3 Apples, I use Granny Smiths
- 100g (⅔ Cup) Onion
- 50g (⅓-½ Cup) Large Golden Raisins
- 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
- 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
- 100g (½ Cup) Brown Sugar
- 175ml (¾ Cup) Apple Vinegar
- 1 Tsp Salt
- Peel and cut the onion into a 5mm (¼") dice.
- Peel and core the apples and then cut them into a 1-1.5cm (½") dice.
- Combine all of the ingredients in a 15-17cm (6-7") saucepan and stir to combine.
- Bring to a boil, reduce the temperature to low-medium, and simmer for an hour.
- Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in a jar.
The calorific value of this recipe refers to the full recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2375mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 11gSugar: 163gProtein: 5g
Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.