Apple Chutney

After using up all my speciality chutneys I went shopping for a new one. And the options were boring to say the least. So, I created this recipe for apple chutney which I think is amazing.

Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney
Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney
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Nearly a week after posting out tap sensor from Abingdon to Croydon, it arrived at the manufacturer. It was placed into their test bowl and worked, which was not the issue. It was working when we took it out, but the sensitivity was not great. So, Dave explained to the technician that even though it was working, it was not working to our satisfaction. So, the sensitivity was reset and tested again. And the technician agreed that it was not perfect. He said he would leave it for a few days and see what happened. And the response to Dave was that if you waved a large paper bag in front of the sensor, it worked perfectly. Needless to say, we were not impressed with this response.

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Dave replied that it makes no sense to get a paper bag to wave in front of the tap each time we want water! Eventually our point was taken, and the sensor has been replaced. On the plus side, it is being given to us at no charge. I think because of all the time it has taken. All we have to do is pay for postage! The cost of this to South Africa would be prohibitive as we would need to use a courier to ensure delivery. But thankfully, a friend of ours was travelling a few weeks after the sensor was replaced and he said he would bring it back with him. Do you ever get responses which are totally useless when trying to resolve problems?

Cheese Scones With Apple Chutney


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Apple Chutney

This chutney can be made using your favourite tart apples
Recipe Category: Preserves
Makes enough for: 1 batch chutney
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 120 g apples, cored weight
  • 90 g tomatoes
  • 90 g onions, peeled weight
  • 1 chilli
  • 90 g xylitol
  • 30 g sultanas
  • 1.25 mls fine salt
  • 1.25 mls ground ginger
  • 500 mls white spirit vinegar


  • Slice the apples, tomatoes, onions and chilli finely and place into a glass bowl
  • Add the xylitol, sultanas, salt and ginger and toss to combine
  • Pour the vinegar over the vegetables and cover the bowl with clingfilm
  • Leave to stand overnight
  • Place all of the ingredients into a large sauté pan and bring to the boil
  • Boil rapidly for 35 minutes, stirring occassionally
  • Place the chutney into a sterilized glass jar and leave for 2 weeks in a dark cupboard before opening
  • Refrigerate once opened


See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars.
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14 thoughts on “Apple Chutney

  1. Do not think I have made a chutney fir ages . . . always bought > oft one of the well known British ones. Thought they all contained a mad amount of sugar, but . . . yours is so easy to make and I so like the tomato and onuon inclusion that I’ll try if I can still find crisp apples at the end of their season . . .

  2. Your direction to age the chutney is interesting — I have found that all my chutney recipes need this step, but many recipes don’t include it. I have always wondered why it makes such a difference in flavor, but it does.

    best… mae at

  3. We do not eat chutney much unless it is in an Indian restaurant. Your apple chutney sounds interesting especially when I’m searching for Apple recipes ideas for Rosh Hashanah. Also, I’m curious how you were finally able to comment on my blog with your name. I’m curious because I have the same issue on other blogs and I would like to know what to do. Thanks Tandy.

    1. Hi Judee, if I comment on your blog on my laptop than I can use my name. If it’s on my iPad then I cannot. Not sure why and I have not had the time to try and resolve the issue. I am making apple tahini blondies for Rosh Hashanah 🙂

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