Why not use some of your apples to make this delicious chutney? Great with bread, cheese and cider!  (a BBC Food Recipe)


225g (8oz) onions, chopped
900g (2lb) apples, cored and chopped
110g (4oz) sultanas, raisins or chopped dates
15g (½oz) ground coriander
15g (½oz) paprika
15g (½oz) mixed spice
15g (½oz) salt
340g (2oz) granulated sugar
425ml (¾ pint) malt vinegar


1. Put all the ingredients into a preserving pan. Slowly bring to the boil until the sugar has dissolved.
2. Simmer for 1½-2 hours, stirring from time to time to stop the chutney sticking to the pan.
3. When it is very thick and you can draw a wooden spoon across the base of the pan so that it leaves a channel behind it that does not immediately fill with liquid, the chutney is then ready.
4. Put into sterilised jars, seal and cool.
5. The chutney is best stored in a cool, dark cupboard for two to three months before eating (if you can wait that long!)

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