fig and apple chutney

Fig & Apple Chutney

Ingredients (makes 10 x 200ml jars)

  • 3 Bramley apples about 650g
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 kg dried figs, finely chopped
  • 250g prunes, roughly chopped
  • 400ml cider vinegar
  • 300g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 inch finely grated ginger
  • 1 pinch freshly ground nutmeg
  • 200g sultanas


This is a really delicious Good Housekeeping recipe.  Peel, core and finely dice the apples and put into a large, heavy-based pan.  Stir in the onions, figs, prunes, vinegar, sugar, chilli, ginger and nutmeg.  Put the pan over a low-medium hob heat and cook, stirring frequently, to warm the mixture through and dissolve the sugar, about 5 mins.  Turn up the heat to medium and simmer uncovered for 45 mins, stirring regularly – the final mixture needs to be fairly thick. Stir in the sultanas and cook for a further 5-10 mins.  Ladle into jars and seal.  Allow to cool completely, and ideally set aside to mellow for a couple of months before opening.