Easy fruit chutney recipe

April 9, 2018 (Last Updated: November 13, 2018)
Easy fruit chutney recipe

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.

More chutney recipes for you to enjoy:

Mango and ginger chutney

Beetroot chutney

Goji berry and cranberry chutney

Quick tomato and chilli chutney

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