Saturday, October 23, 2010

Green Tomato Chutney

With the cold snap we've been hit with this week, I realized the last of my summer tomatoes weren't going to make it.


Poor little things, freezing on the vine.

But then I remembered buying a jar of green tomato chutney from a farmer's market last summer and decided to make some of my own.

If you've never had chutney before, it's wonderful with chicken or pork. The PB, TH, and I all love it and I make several different types with green tomato being the latest.

This particular recipe is easy to make and turns out delicious chutney.

Here's what you do...

First you'll need about four pounds of green tomatoes. To me, this is a great way to use the end of season fruits and vegetables.



















Coarsely chop the green tomatoes, 2 medium onions, 2 green apples (peeled and cored) and then add 1 cup raisins, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ground red pepper-may add more if you want it hotter, 1 tsp allspice, 1 tsp curry-may increase to taste, 1 cup brown sugar, 2 cups cider vinegar.



In a saucepan, add chopped tomatoes, apples and onion. Add all other ingredients, stir to mix well.

Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour until chutney is thick, stirring to avoid burning.



Ladle into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace, process 40 minutes in boiling water bath, let set for 1 month minimum for flavor to develop.



My dream of being self sufficient while living on a remote compound somewhere in the Canadian North comes closer and closer to reality...

*grin*

Green Tomato Chutney

4 lbs green tomatoes
2 medium onions
2 cups green apples, peeled and cored
1 cup raisins
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground red pepper-may add more if you want it hotter
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp curry-may increase to taste
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups cider vinegar

Coarsely chop first three ingredients
In a saucepan, add chopped tomatoes, apples and onion. Add all other ingredients, stir to mix
Simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour until chutney is thick, stirring to avoid burning

Ladle into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace
Process 10 minutes in boiling water bath
Let set for 1 month minimum for flavor to develop

Happy Saturday all!

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