Friday, August 29, 2014

Apple Ginger Mixed Chutney

Apple Ginger Mixed Chutney

3 cups cider vinegar
4 cups packed brown sugar
10 cups tart apples -- diced
4 lemons -- chopped --  with peel
2 onions -- chopped
5 garlic cloves -- chopped
1/2  cup ginger -- minced
1 1/2  cups seedless raisins
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

You will need 6 one-pint jars and about 4 to 5 pounds of tart apples for this recipe. Prepare all ingredients before beginning.   Peel, core and dice apples. Chop and remove seeds from lemons. Do not peel. Peel and chop onions. Peel and roughly chop garlic; do not mince. Peel and finely chop ginger root.       Bring cider vinegar to a boil over low heat, using a large saucepan. Add apples and cook until the mixture returns to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients and cook gently for 20 minutes, stirring often. Spoon chutney into glass jars which have been washed in hot soapy water and rinsed with boiling water. Seal tightly. Cool, then store in refrigerator up to 6 weeks.   Yield: 6 pints.   Serving Ideas : Serve with meat, poultry and cheese, or use in a sandwich.   NOTES : Make this for giving to your friends at holidays. Will keep in refrigerator up to 6 weeks.

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