Fruit Chutney (Similar to Mrs Balls)



1 jars



7 oz. dried pears, chopped
7 oz. dried apricots, chopped
7 oz. dates, chopped
7 oz. dried apple rings, chopped
7 oz. sultanas
1 qt. water
1/2 qt. cider vinegar
14-1/8 oz. brown sugar
oz. chili powder
oz. turmeric
oz. freshly grated nutmeg
oz. freshly ground ginger
1 clove garlic, crushed


Place the fruit and water in a large bowl. Cover the bowl and leave it overnight. Combine the undrained fruit mixture with the remaining ingredients in a large saucepan. Simmer over low heat, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil then simmer over low heat uncovered, for about 1 1/2 hours, or until thick, stirring occasionally. Pour into clean warm jars while hot. Fill to within 1.5 cm of the top and cover tightly with airtight, plastic screw-on or pop-on lids, not metal ones, which will corrode from the action of the spices and vinegar. Leave to mature in a cool, dry, dark place for 6-8 weeks before use.

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Similar to Mrs Balls Fruit Chutney. A South African favorite!

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