Apple and Date Chutney

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Total: 30 minutes

Yield: 3 jam jars

Dish: Sauces and Chutneys

apple and date chutney


  • A small dab of butter
  • 5 tart apples (Braeburn or granny smith)
  • 1/2 cup of raw sugar
  • 1 thumb length of raw crushed ginger
  • 1 cup of white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 cups of pitted dried dates
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 2 tbsp of ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 cinnamon stick


  1. Peel apples, core and finely chop
  2. Heat butter in a heavy-based pan and fry apple cubes with raw sugar and ginger, until raw sugar has melted
  3. Add vinegar, water and spices and bring to the boil
  4. Add dates and sultanas and cook gently for 15 minutes or until it is as thick as you like it
  5. Pour into sterilized jars and seal with lids

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