Edmonds Fruit Chutney
I was sitting and flipping through my Edmonds Cookery Book wondering what might next be of interest for me to try......when the recipe for mousetraps caught my eye. I have heard of these......but had no real clue what they were about. The recipe called for chutney, of which I had none.......Hmmm....but I did still have 10 pounds of apples left to do something with....A few more pages flipped and there was the recipe I was looking for. So......I actually made a chutney recipe just so I'd have a jar to try the recipe for mouse traps. The chutney recipe was nice though, and made quite a few jars. Maybe enough to share with the neighbours or for Christmas giving. More on the mouse traps later......
2 kg apples peeled, cored and chopped
500g onion diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups raisins
4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp mixed spice or cloves
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 cups (or there abouts) Malt vinegar
Put apples, onions, garlic,raisins, sugar, salt, and spices into a large pot. Add enough vinegar to not cover but leave some fruit above the vinegar. Cook at a simmer for about two hours, frequently stirring to achieve the consistency of a jam. Bottle and seal.