Cover up recipes!*


*see previous post: a cover up!

First come First served:

Apple and Cranberry Chutney

1 k cooking apples peeled and chopped into small chunks

500g eating apples, peeled and chopped into large chunks

450g onions , sliced

50g fresh root ginger, finely chopped

1 tsp peppercorns

500g granulated sugar

250 ml cider vinegar

500g cranberries

Place all ingredients except cranberries in a large heavy-based saucepan,

then gently heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves.

Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 50 mins,

stirring regularly until the apples and onions are tender,

the mixture has thickened and no watery juice remains.

Add the cranberries, then cook for a further 10 mins or so until just softened but not burst.

Spoon the hot chutney into sterilised jars and seal.

Store unopened in a cool, dark place. The chutney will keep for up to 6 months. Chill on opening.


Brandy Mincemeat

600g mixed fruit

100g cherries

1 large bramley apple

200 ml brandy

70g broken almonds

200g suet

250g dark brown sugar

1 orange zest and juice

1 lemon zest and juice

1 teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger

Mix all together in a large bowl and stir (I just like to stir often!)

Next day, stir again and pot :0)

(this will be for next Christmas)


back on Wednesday with two more pages from the Quiet Book :0)

Bye for now xx

2 responses

  1. I always like the sound of chutneys but they never seem to disappear. I have about six jars sitting in the cupboard carefully made by my sister in law. I really must get around to eating them!!!