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February 01, 2016

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds apricots, nectarines, peaches or plums (about 8–9 cups once peeled and chopped)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups golden or Thompson raisins
  • 1¾ cups red wine vinegar
  • 1½ cups honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds (any color is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

Cut fruit into quarters, remove pits and chop coarsely. Pile into a large bowl.

In a large nonreactive pot, combine the fruit with all other ingredients.

Bring to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring regularly, at a brisk simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, until the chutney thickens and darkens, and the flavors start to marry.

While the chutney cooks, prepare a boiling-water-bath canner and enough jars to hold 4 pints of chutney (half-pint jars are ideal).

When the chutney is finished cooking, funnel it into prepared jars, leaving ½ inch of headspace. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings, and process in boiling water for 15 minutes.

When time is up, remove jars from canner and place them on a folded kitchen towel to cool. Once jars are cool enough to handle, remove rings and test seals. Sealed jars can be stored on the pantry shelf for up to a year. Unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.

This chutney pairs well with many things, but it goes particularly nicely with Indian food or as an addition to a cheese plate, paired with a soft chèvre or dry manchego and crackers.

From Jennifer and Jordan’s kitchen, adapted from FoodInJars.com

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Ingredients

  • 4 pounds apricots, nectarines, peaches or plums (about 8–9 cups once peeled and chopped)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, minced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups golden or Thompson raisins
  • 1¾ cups red wine vinegar
  • 1½ cups honey
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds (any color is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
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