A sublime autumnal chutney made by preserving apples and pears. Perfect served with cheese and crackers throughout the winter.
3 apples, cored and roughly chopped
3 pears, peeled, cored and diced
A green chilli, deeded and finely sliced
An onion, chopped
A thumb of ginger, grated
1 tsp coriander seeds
250g soft brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
350m cider vinegar
1. Put all the ingredients in a pan. Heat on the AGA simmering plate until the sugar has dissolved, stirring occasionally.
2. Continue to heat until it comes to the boil, then simmer until the fruit has softened and most of the liquid has evaporated. You may need to pull the pan half off the simmering plate to give a really gentle simmer.
3. Cool a little then spoon into sterilised jars. Jars can be sterilised in the AGA warming oven and the lids simmered in a pan of water.
Store for at least a week and up to 3 months before using.