Chutney-ploughman's sauce

    53 min

    This recipe was created by me as an experiment to re-create a yummy chutney I had sampled elsewhere . . . but I ended up making something far tastier! The apples combined with sugar and balsamic vinegar give a great taste, which works perfectly as an accompaniment to cheese, particularly Cheddar. Add this sauce to a cheese sandwich and be prepared to melt with satisfaction! This recipe uses estimated measurements as I always cook by taste and consistency, so feel free to add your own tweaks!

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    Makes: 1 Jam jar full

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, roughly chopped
    • 1/2 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, crushed and chopped
    • 2 large apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tablespoon caster or granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder, hot or mild
    • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon dried basil or mixed herbs
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper, preferably freshly ground

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:28min  ›  Extra time:10min cooling  ›  Ready in:53min 

    1. In a medium sized nonstick saucepan, add the oil and put on a medium heat.
    2. Add the chopped onions and peppers and cook until onions are golden brown, then add chopped garlic and apple.
    3. Cook for another minute then pour balsamic vinegar over ingredients in the pan and stir well to avoid burning.
    4. Add chopped tomatoes and all other ingredients to the pan. Cook for 25 minutes, stirring regularly. Taste towards end of cooking and add additional spices or salt if needed.
    5. Leave to cool for 10 minutes or so then put in a jam jar or other container. You'll be slathering this all over your sandwiches in no time! :D

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    I love love love this chutney. I just chucked everything in a bowl and microwaved for 30 minutes and it was perfect. Definately will be making it again  -  05 Oct 2011


    Rating my own recipe... because it is that good!  -  15 Mar 2011


    Very tasty. I added some sultanas and a splash of lemon juice.  -  17 Aug 2012