Ripe Tomato Chutney


Ripe Tomato Chutney

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  • 2 lbs 1 kg ripe tomatoes
  • 1 lb 500 g preserving sugar
  • 1/2 pint 300 ml malt vinegar
  • 8 oz 250 g chopped onions
  • 8 oz 250 g peeled, chopped apples
  • 8 oz 250 g sultanas
  • 1/2 tsp 2.5 ml ginger
  • 1 tsp 5 ml pickling spice
  • 2 tbsp 10 ml dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 2.5 ml salt
  • 1/2 tsp 2.5 ml pepper


  • Put pickling spice in a muslin bag. Simmer the chopped onion in 4 tbsp (60 ml) vinegar until soft. Add the chopped apples, skinned sliced tomatoes, sultanas spices tied in muslin and seasonings.
  • Simmer gently until the mixture is soft. Add the remainder of the vinegar and sugar. Dissolve sugar and boil mixture gently until it is of a thick consistency.
  • Remove pickling spices and pour chutney into hot, sterilized jars. Cover with vinegar-proof tops.
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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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