Green Tomato and Apple Chutney

Green Tomato and Apple Chutney

This green tomato and apple chutney recipe is the perfect way to use up an abundance of green tomatoes before the frost sets in.
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  • Serves: 28 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large 10-quart pot, combine green tomatoes, tart apples, onions, raisins, light brown sugar, ginger, crushed black peppercorns , quatre-épices, coarse salt, and garlic .
  3. Step 3

    Add 6 tablespoons of the vinegar and cook over medium-high heat, adding the remaining vinegar gradually as the mixture boils.
  4. Step 4

    Adjust heat to a lively simmer, stirring occasionally at first, then frequently as the mixture begins to thicken significantly, about 3 hours. It’s done when you can pull a silicone spatula through the mixture and the space you clear stays open for 2 or 3 seconds.
  5. Step 5

    When thick, transfer chutney to sterilized jars , leaving 1/2 inch of head space.
  6. Step 6

    Process in a water bath for 15 minutes. Store in a cool, dark place. Recipe reprinted with permission from The Encyclopedia of Herbs, Spices & Flavorings  by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz (DK ADULT).