Spiced Apple and Tomato Chutney (GF, DF, SF)
This delicious spiced apple and tomato chutney is simple with only 8 ingredients. Budget friendly especially if you have an apple tree in your garden or you go forging for some. Making this a great gift for friends and family.
Chutney makes for great personalised gifts either on their own or as part of a hamper. This spiced apple and tomato chutney is no exception. I love making gifts for people as opposed to buying them. The look on someone’s face when they receive one is ten times better. Knowing you spent the time and energy on making it especially for them makes them even more special.
Normally I would DIY a piece of home décor as a gift. Now since I recently moved and have an apple tree in my garden. Making use of a bushel of apples became a top priority of mine.
I’ve made mini apples pies, apple butter, apple sauce and now this chutney recipe. All of which will be up on the blog soon.
To make this as easy on the wallet as possible. You can either go forging for apples or ask a neighbour or friend if they have an apple tree. Always remember to be respectful if your forging and be careful not to trespass.
For the rest of the ingredients I used an Asda’s own brand can of tomatoes, apple cider vinegar and tomato puree. For the balsamic vinegar I used one from the Aldi. Shop around at your local supermarkets for the best prices.
What I didn’t add in
Normally In a chutney recipe you would use onions and malt vinegar. Firstly, malt vinegar isn’t gluten free as it contains barley. Although due to the way barley malt vinegar is made the amount of barley in the final product is extremely small. I personally still haven’t tried using barley malt vinegar myself. It’s entirely up to you whether you use it or not.
Secondly, I didn’t use onions as I can’t tolerate large amounts of onion. Nevertheless, this chutney turned delicious and you don’t miss the onions. You could of course add in onions to your own batch if you wish.
Substitutions for barley malt vinegar are apple cider, balsamic, sherry, red wine white wine and spirit vinegar.
- Can of chopped tomatoes
- Cooking Apples
- Tomato puree
- Brown sugar
- Balsamic vinegar
- Apple cider vinegar
- Ground cinnamon
- Ground cloves
Serving size & storage
One batch of this spiced apple and tomato chutney makes one 500ml clip lock preserving jar.
If you want to give this as a gift than you will want to go down the route of sterilising your jar first. I don’t bother to do this if am just making it for my parents or myself. Since we normally eat if within two weeks and store it in the
This has become a firm favourite with my family and myself. My parents are on their third batch already! I think I will need to batch cook and freeze some to keep them going through the winter.
This deliciously sweet yet sharp spiced apple and tomato chutney turned out great. Its been my favourite and easiest way to use of all the apples from my tree. I love to eat it as a snack and dip lightly salted tortilla chips in to it.
Spiced Apple and Tomato Chutney (GF, DF)
This delicious spiced apple and tomato chutney is simple with only 6 ingredients. Budget friendly especially if you have an apple tree in your garden or you go forging for some. Making this a great gift for friends and family..
- 2 tins of chopped tomatoes 800g in total
- 200 grams Cooking apples
- 2 tbsp Tomato puree
- 2 tsp Ground cloves
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 6 tbsp Apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
- 10 grams Brown sugar
Peel, core and roughly chop the apples. Add into a large sauce pot.
Add in all the rest of the ingredients to the sauce pot.
Turn the heat to medium high and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 30 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Once some of the liquid has reduced down and your chutney has thicken up remove for the heat and give it a good stir.
Leave chutney to cool before storing in an airtight container in the fridge for around 2 weeks.
Marcos for the chutney 2,2f 65c 9p