Apple Rhubarb Chutney

I’ve been exploiting rhubarb every which way from Sunday!  After making three different batches of jam, I thought I’d move onto chutney!

Apple Rhubarb Chutney  from Ball’s Complete Book of Home Preserving

4 C diced pealed cored apples, treated to prevent browning (I used a mix of Ambrosia and Braeburn)

4 C sugar

2 C rhubarb

1/2 C water

grated zest and juice of one lemon

1/2 C dried cranberries

1 Tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 Tsp ground nutmeg

In a large stainless steel sauce pan, combine apples, sugar, rhubarb, water and lemon zest and juice.  Bring to a hard boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.  Add cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg.  Boil gently, stirring frequently, until thick enough to mound on a spoon.

Ladle hot chutney into hot jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.  Remove air bubbles; wipe rim, center lid on jar.  Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to finger-tip tight.

Submerge in a BWB canner and process for 10  minutes (or your recommended altitude time).  Remove from canner, place on a wire rack, and allow seals to set and to cool for 12-24 hours.

I ended up grilling a piece of chicken (yes, you read that right: chicken) for dinner last night and slathered some on top.  It was awesome!!


Filed under Boiling-Water Bath Canning, Chutney, Vegan, Vegetarian

5 responses to “Apple Rhubarb Chutney

  1. Hey lady,

    You’re missing your processing minutes… edit and it never even happened 🙂

    Sounds delish!


    • CRAP!! Thanks for looking out, girl! I jacked up my finger this morning and should have gone to the ER for sutures, but I just glued it shut. Typing is near impossible and super painful! Clearly my proofreading was rushed; I just wanted to be done! Go me! 🙂 haha

  2. This sounds great! But if this is a chutney, shouldn’t there be vinegar in it?

  3. Jen Niskanen

    Could I swap mango for apple here? Or would it effect the acidity and require more changes than a straight swap? I was thinking of making some of each.

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