Making homemade Loquats Chutney

A  few days ago a friend of mine made this chutney recipe and shared it with me.  Loquats chutney is quite easy to make and I love anything home made, so I gave it a go.

Here’s what you will need:

650g Loquats (after removing stones)

4 large apples

300g dried apricots

80g gingerroot

60g mustard seeds

500g sugar

750ml cider vinegar

10g salt

Empty jars for storing

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Trim the stem and flower end of the loquats.  Remove the stones and any membrane between the stones. They do not need to be peeled.

Peel and cube the apples.

Cut the apricots into strips.

Peel and cut the ginger into julienne strips.

Crush some of the mustard seeds to release the flavour but leave the majority whole.

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Put all the ingredients into a large pan and bring to the boil.  Simmer for about an hour and a half until the apple is cooked to a pulp.  Stir occasionally so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.

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Sterilise some clean jars by heating in a hot oven.

Pour the hot chutney into the hot jars.  Put the lid on while still hot.

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The chutney can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 9 months.

Opened jars should be kept in the fridge.

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xoxo Ruth

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