Great as a gift too!


  • 900g (2lb) cooking apples
  • 450g (1lb) dessert apples
  • 225g (8oz) onions, diced
  • 225g (8oz) sultanas
  • 225g (8oz) light brown sugar
  • 225ml (8fl oz) cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp freshly grated root ginger


  1. Peel, core and chop the apples and place into a large preserving pan.
  2. Add the onions, sultanas, brown sugar, cider vinegar, salt, mixed spice, cloves and ginger.
  3. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the chutney has nicely reduced and all of the fruit is completely tender.
  4. Remove the chutney from the heat and leave to cool a little, then pack into warm, sterilised jars.
  5. Cover with a wax disc and seal when hot.
  6. Once opened, keep it in the fridge and use as required within a couple of weeks.

Cook Ahead:

This chutney can be kept in a cool dark place for up to 1 year as long as the jars have been correctly sterilised.