Monday, 21 September 2015

Marrow and Apple Chutney

2015's cooking apple crop has been brilliant. 100% better than 2012 when it was a disaster and I went begging for windfalls, not as good as 2013 when we made a lot of money selling them but better than last years when we only just had enough to put some in the freezer.

Time for chutney making - Marrow and Apple
Easy, cheap and tasty. Keeps for ages, goes well with cheese and dolloped into a curry.
Autumn in a jar x 9!

 Marrow and Apple Chutney 

4lb prepared marrow ( peel and seeds removed, cut flesh into small chunks)
3 tablespoons salt
2lb prepared cooking apples ( peeled, cored and cut into chunks)
1lb onions peeled and chopped
1lb dark brown sugar
2pints spiced pickling vinegar
1tsp ginger

The day before you are making the chutney prepare the marrow and layer it into a bowl with the salt.

The next day rinse the marrow and leave to drain while you prepare the apple and onion.
Put HALF the vinegar into a large preserving pan add all the other ingredients and bring slowly to the boil, cook, stirring regularly until everything is pulpy.
Add the rest of the vinegar and continue cooking and stirring until there is no loose liquid ( probably about 2 hours in total)
Pour into sterilised jars, cover and label.
Keeps well.

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Sue

18 comments:

  1. I have just run out of last years chutney so will have to make some more. I have never tried any with marrow, sounds interesting.

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  2. Very similar to the marrow chutney I made, our son said he didn't like marrow but when he tasted it he loved it and even took a jar for uni, it is lovely stuff with a bit of cheese.

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  3. That does sound good. If it's as tasty as the mincemeat cake (only one slice left to fight over) I may give it a try. X

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  4. I have never tried chutney with marrow before, may give that one a go.

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  5. If I can get my hands on a marrow I'll be giving it a go. Love chutneys.

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  6. I've been busy making chutney on and off all weekend. First time for me! Might try this marrow one now. I've learned the hard way to not buy massive jars (I'd used all my old jam jars for collecting fat from cooking as it blocks our drains). Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  7. I use all our marrows for stuffed marrow as it is my favourite dish but this has just reminded me that my mother used to make marrow jam and as a child I adored it.

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  8. Thanks for sharing your recipe - I've done marrow and apple before but will definitely try your recipe this time if I can get some marrows for free. My job for tomorrow is elderberry syrup.

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  9. Other people do cooking, they just have to wash a few pots afterwards. If I do it, it ends up with me needing to mop the kitchen floor, scour the hob, kill a few wasps and then have a bath.

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  10. My main chutney is courgette. My neighbour and I were just talking this afternoon about how poor both our apple harvests are this year.

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  11. Good harvest for you this year, I came across a couple jars of marrow chutney in the cupboard so wont be making any this year, I hope next year we will have plenty of apples to put to use. :-)

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  12. That sounds very good; something to prepare with those few marrows I rescued from the compost.

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  13. Thank you for popping by and leaving a lovely comment so I know you had visited, it's always lovely to meet new people.
    Your bakes look delicious, I made a mincemeat flapjack recipe last year which was popular here at home, doesn't happen that often that everyone likes something!
    I've never seen pylons being painted before.
    Lisa x

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  14. Thank you for popping by and leaving a lovely comment so I know you had visited, it's always lovely to meet new people.
    Your bakes look delicious, I made a mincemeat flapjack recipe last year which was popular here at home, doesn't happen that often that everyone likes something!
    I've never seen pylons being painted before.
    Lisa x

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  15. That sounds yummy. I made a marrow chutney once and my sister in law wouldn't eat it as she didn't like marrow. So I told her I promise you, you won't know there is marrow in there, just try it.. she did and she loved it :o)

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  16. Can you buy spiced pickling vinegar or do you have a recipe for that?

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