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How to Make Chutney

Learn how to make chutney at home with these chutney recipes and instructions.

1. Start by slicing, dicing, peeling and coring all the fruit and vegetables you will be using. Then prepare the spice or herb mix.
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Chutney and cheese make a great pairing. Try this Some Like It Hot chutney recipe with a spread of goat cheese.
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2. Add the fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices to a pan and simmer until they start to soften.
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3. Cook on a medium to low heat for no less than 45 minutes. You will know when your chutney is ready because it will have reduced to a jam-like consistency and your kitchen will smell wonderful.
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4. Remove the chutney from the heat and pour into sterilized jars. Keep the jars in a cool, dark place and make sure that all the lids are securely sealed.
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Chutney can be made from almost any fruit or vegetable.
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Made at Home: Preserving, by Dick Strawbridge and James Strawbridge, explains how to preserve a wide variety of fresh foods and offers encouragement and practical instruction on creating jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and more.
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