Cimeara (cimeara) wrote,
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All Hallows E'en

Best wishes for a happy Halloween and a good harvest at Samhain. If your harvest involves apples, there are a multitude of ways to use them up. A couple of weeks ago, I made another batch of apple chutney and this time tried adding a few dried cranberries, which gave a nice extra layer of flavor. Next time I may even try doubling the amount.


Apple Chutney with Cranberries

12 to 14 small to medium apples, cored, peeled, chopped
(I'd used 6 Granny Smith + 8 Cortland = 11 cups)
1 or 2 small to medium onions, diced
15 oz. box of golden raisins, chopped (2-1/2 cups)
5 oz. bag of sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (1+ cups)
1 quart apple cider vinegar
1 lb. dark brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh ginger root, minced
3 Tablespoons fresh orange peel, grated
1/4 cup orange juice
2 cinnamon sticks
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground mace
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Put all ingredients in a large non-reactive (porcelain or stainless steel) pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for at least 1-1/2 and up to 3 hours, stirring more often as the mixture thickens, and making sure it doesn't burn. Makes about 10 cups. You can process as for canning, or just refrigerate and use within 3-4 months.

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