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Offline squirrel

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Christmas Chutney
« on: November 25, 2013, 12:28:35 PM »
There is still time to make a chutney for Christmas. This is a recipe I got from Katie Allsop's 'Christmas Homemade' programme.
This chutney can be eaten straight away but it is better if kept for a couple of weeks first.

I did this as a last minute Christmas present last year and everyone loved it.

I haven't tried this yet but I think the cranberries could be substituted with some of our native autumn fruits.

Christmas Chutney

Ingredients
700g/1lb 8½oz Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
250g/9oz dried cranberries
1 onion, finely chopped
350ml/12fl oz apple cider vinegar
200g/7oz sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp salt

Method
1. Slice the apples into halves. Slice the halves lengthways into smaller pieces, roughly 0.5cm/¼in width.
2. Place the apple pieces and finely chopped onion into a saucepan with all the other ingredients. Heat the mixture until it is simmering quickly. Cook the mixture for 45 minutes, or until the chutney has thickened slightly and the fruit has become soft.
3. Spoon the mixture into sterilized jars and screw the lids onto the jars tightly. Allow to cool before storing in a cool, dark place.
squirrels are often out their trees but never short of nuts.

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Re: Christmas Chutney
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 11:50:19 PM »
The ingredients list is impressive squirrel! Very tempting! Do you think it would compliment cold goose meat?

Thanks!  clap:-)