Tuesday, August 10, 2010



Simply awesome on pork & chicken.


3 cups yellow onions, chopped (2 to 3 medium onions)
3 cups red onions, chopped (2 to 3 medium onions)
8 cups fresh plums, 1/2-inch cubes (3 to 3-1/2 pounds)
1 cup golden raisin
1/2 cup candied ginger, chopped
1 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
3/4 cup hoisin sauce (7 ounces)
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
2 teaspoons salt


Combine all ingredients in large kettle.
Cover and bring to boil.
Uncover and boil gently 40 minutes or until thickened and glossy, stirring occasionally.
As it thickens, watch that it doesn’t stick.
Pour hot chutney into sterilized jars and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks or can using USDA canning guidelines for longer storage.
Makes about 5-1/2 pints.
Recipe provided by the National Onion Association


This Chutney is sweet and spicy making your taste buds tingle. Stick it in the refrigerator and it stays fresh. Use this chutney with grilled chicken or seafood for an exciting burst of flavor


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 large sweet onion, minced
4 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
1 large yellow bell pepper, diced
3 large ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 small pineapple, peeled and diced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


Heat the vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the red pepper flakes and cook until they begin to sizzle, then stir in the minced onion. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally until the onions have softened, about 20 minutes.
Remove the lid, increase the heat to medium, and stir in the ginger and yellow bell pepper. Cook and stir until the ginger is fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the mangoes, pineapple, brown sugar, curry powder, and vinegar. Bring to a simmer, and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool the chutney completely when done and store in airtight containers in the refrigerator or can using USDA canning guidelines for longer storage.


A sweet and spicy chutney made with tomatoes, peaches, apples, celery and onion. Great chutney recipe, to brighten up simple dinners and sandwiches. Not as heavy and acidic as some chutneys can be. I have used this chutney with cold meats and with cheese.


15 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
5 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and chopped
5 red apples - peeled, cored and diced
4 medium onions, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1 cup pickling spice, wrapped in cheesecloth


Combine the tomatoes, peaches, apples, onions, celery, vinegar, salt and pickling spice in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 2 hours, or until thickened. Transfer to sterile jars and store in the refrigerator, or freeze in plastic containers


Think of this as blueberries with a bite. Serve this sweet/tangy sauce spooned over cream cheese or goat cheese and serve with crackers for an appetizer.


3 (3 inch) cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon whole cloves
1 teaspoon whole allspice berries
1 1/2 cups red wine vinegar
2 quarts fresh blueberries, washed and picked over
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar


Place the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and allspice berries onto the center of a 8 inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather together the edges of the cheesecloth, and tie with kitchen twine to secure. Place spice sachet into a large saucepan and pour in the vinegar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook for 5 minutes. Stir blueberries into the vinegar; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes. As the blueberries heat, gently shake the pot. Do not stir to avoid breaking the berries. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand at room temperature for 8 to 12 hours.
Pour berries and liquid into a colander set over a bowl. Remove spice sachet. Transfer berries to hot, sterilized canning jars; reserve the liquid. Return liquid to saucepan and place over high heat. Stir in the white and brown sugars; bring to a boil. Boil until thickened, about 4 minutes.
Ladle hot syrup over berries, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with sterilized lids; screw on rings.
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

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