Peach: Peach Chutney

posted by Becky 05-19-100 2:10 PM

Peach Chutney
Makes 3 1/2 pints

2 lbs. peaches
2 medium cooking apples
2 lemons
3 garlic cloves
1 1/2 oz. ginger root
1/2 lb. shallots
1/2 lb. seedless grapes
2 cups cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. whole cloves
6 cardamom pods
2 inches of cinnamon stick
2 tsp. caraway seeds

Skin, pit and slice peaches. Peel, core and chop apples. Slice lemons. Shred garlic and ginger root. Chop shallots.

Place above prepared ingredients, plus grapes and vinegar, in a preserving pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes until apples are soft.

Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated and mixture is thick. Remove from heat.

Grind spices, except caraway seeds, to a powder and sieve into chutney. Add caraway seeds and mix well. Ladle into sterilized jars, then seal. Eat after 1 month.

Shelf life 6 months.

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