Soon we will be spending most of our time indoor enjoying good meals and cuddling up – and then it is chutney time. Prune chutney is a perfect snack with sharp blue cheese or with some other tasty tapas or with a juicy piece of pork or duck! All in all it’s just a great supplement for autumn dishes. The list of ingredients may look like a lot of work but it is so easy and in 1 ½ hours you will have a great chutney for those cozy meals.
Prune Chutney with apples and blackberries
500 grams prunes or other plums
150 grams cooking apples
200 grams blackberries or dewberries
200 grams cane sugar
150 grams brown sugar
100 grams of raisins
½ tsp salt
2 dl vinegar (plain, apple or elderflower vinegar)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
½ tsp nutmeg
Check the plums for any blemishes and discard those that are very soft. Wash them and remove the stones. Pour all the ingredients into the pan and let it cook for about 1-1 ½ hours. Cook the chutney long enough to allow most of the liquid to evaporate – the consistency should feel like a jam. Remember to taste if the acid and sugar are balanced.
Pour the chutney in to sterilized glasses and store them in a dark and cool place.