End of Season Chutney

It’s time to clean out the greenhouse and polytunnel, and I always end up with lots of produce to preserve. I’ve been making chutney with the contents of the polytunnel:

3 red bell peppers

3 green bell peppers

450 gm tomatoes, quartered or halved, depending on size

350 gm onions, chopped

450 gm apples, peeled, chopped and cored

225 gm demerara sugar

1 tsp. allspice

425 ml malt vinegar

1 tsp. peppercorns

½ tsp. mustard seeds

Tie the peppercorns and mustard seeds in a muslin bag. Chop the peppers finely. Combine all the ingredients in a pan, bring to the boil and simmer for around 1 ½ hours until soft and pulpy. The mixture should reduce considerably by the end of cooking, by around a half.  Remove the spice bag.  Turn into clean warm jars.

© Anna Franklin, 2020


Author: annafranklinblog

Anna Franklin is the High Priestess of the Hearth of Arianrhod, which runs teaching circles, a working coven, and the annual Mercian Gathering, a Pagan camp which raises money for charity. She regularly speaks at conferences, moots and workshops around the country. She is the author of many books on witchcraft and Paganism, including the popular Pagan Ways Tarot, Sacred Circle Tarot, The Fairy Ring, Herb Craft, Magical Incenses and Oils, Personal Power, A Romantic Guide to Handfasting, Familiars, The Oracle of the Goddess, Hearth Witch, The Path of the Shaman and The Hearth Witch’s Compendium. Anna’s books have been translated into nine languages.

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