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Plum Chutney - Helen Shore


If you get a glut of plums in your garden this summer, don't let them go to waste! Take a leaf out of Helen's book and make some delicious plum chutney, which can be served with cold meats or cheeses. Helen sent us this recipe via our Facebook page and says that "this ones lovely!"


Ingredients

  • 1.5kg plums
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 450g chopped onions
  • 200g chopped dried figs
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 bruised cardamom pods
  • 200g granulated sugar
  • 400ml white wine vinegar
  • 200ml port

Method

  1. Stone and chop plums. Put in a pan with garlic cloves, onions, figs, star anise, cardamom pods, sugar and 300ml of the white wine vinegar. Season, bring to a simmer and stir to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Simmer for 25-30 minutes, until tender. Add 100ml white wine vinegar, port, and cook for a further 30 minutes, stirring often, or until thickened. If it's still runny, simmer for another 10-15 minutes.
  3. Divide the hot chutney between sterilised jars and set aside to cool.
  4. Place a disc of waxed paper directly onto the chutney and seal with airtight lids or Cellophane and elastic bands. Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, for at least 1 month before eating. It will keep for up to 6 months. Chill after opening and use within 1-2 months.

Plum 'Victoria' is ideal for using in dishes such as Helen's delicious Plum Chutney or simply eaten fresh straight from the tree!

Plum 'Victoria' is ideal for using in dishes such as Helen's delicious Plum Chutney.


Growing your own garlic is so easy and can be used for all kinds of recipes

Growing your own garlic is so easy and can be used for all kinds of sweet and savoury recipes.