• This fruit chutney recipe is incredibly easy to make. Serve it with a thick slice of homemade bread, or bottle it, tag it and gift it to friends.

    Easy fruit chutney recipe

    Serves: Makes about 1kg
    Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins


    • 500g fresh plums, stoned and chopped
    • 1 apple, cored, peeled and chopped
    • 250g pears, cored, peeled and chopped
    • 500g muscovado sugar
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 250ml (1 cup) cider vinegar
    • 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh ginger, chopped
    • 5ml (1 tsp) mustard seeds
    • 10ml (2 tsp) ground coriander
    • 1 red chilli, seeded and finely chopped
    • salt, to taste
    • 1 cinnamon stick



    Place all the ingredients in a large pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.


    Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the chutney is reduced and thickened, about 1 hour30 minutes. It will thicken more once it is cooled so don’t worry if it is a little liquid.


    Discard the cinnamon stick and pour the hot chutney into jars. It will keep for up to a year if well sealed and stored in a cool, dry place.

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    Mango and ginger chutney

    Beetroot chutney

    Goji berry and cranberry chutney

    Quick tomato and chilli chutney