We have been blessed / cursed* With a lot of pears from our garden and a crate of apples from the neighbours. So the chutney factory begins! 

I decided to experiment with the slow cooker to enable me to make chutney during the week without having to watch over it all the time.

I’m really pleased with the result.


1.3-1.4kg apples ( peeled, cored and chopped)                                                   2 large onions peeled and chopped  2 garlic cloves crushed                   300ml cider vinegar                                             675g Demerara sugar                             1tsp each of cinnamon, ginger, cayenne and chilli powder                      2tsp salt


Turn the slow cooker to high whilst you prep.                                                Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on high, lid off, for 30 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved.                                                   Put the lid back on and cook on high for 9 hours ( I took the lid off after 6 hours and cooked the rest of the time with it off to reduce the mixture and allow the liquid to evaporate.


Once thickened, Put in sterilised jars and seal.


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