Makes the perfect holiday gift!


2 onions, chopped
1/2 cup water
4 apples, peeled, cored, chopped
4 pears, peeled, cored, chopped
1 cup fresh dates, chopped
2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


1. Place onions in a large saucepan with the water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 10-15 minutes, until onion is tender.
2. Add apples and pears. Simmer a further 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid has thickened slightly and fruit is tender.
3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat Simmer for 25-30 minutes, until chutney is thick. Remove from heat. Stand 10 minutes.
4. Pour into warm sterilised jars and seal immediately (see tip). Store chutney in a cool, dry place. Chill once opened.

Don't forget to always sterilise jars, put cleaned jars on a baking tray in a warm oven, 150°C, for 10 minutes. Remove, cool slightly before filling.

'Recipe credit: Food to Love'

Christmas Chutney

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