Spiced Roast Pumpkin Chutney
Get all the delights of an autumn pumpkin and spices in a jar with this pumpkin chutney recipe. It's so easy to make and keeps for up to a year.
- Serves: 12 persons
- 4cups/750g peeled pumpkin or squash (cubed)
- 2teaspoons curry powder
- 2tablespoons soft brown sugar
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 ½cups/250g raisins
- 1 ½cups/250g light soft brown sugar
- 1 ½cups/250g cooking apples (peeled and cut into chunks)
- 1 ½cups/250g onion (roughly chopped)
- 2cups/450 mL apple cider vinegar
- 1inch/2.5 cm fresh ginger (peeled and grated)
- Pinch of salt
Step 1Line a large baking tray or roasting tin with a sheet of greaseproof paper.
Step 2Put the cubes of pumpkin or squash onto the tray, sprinkle over the curry powder and the sugar followed by the salt and pepper. Gently roll the cubes of pepper around, so all are coated with the spices.
Step 3Roast in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the pumpkin or squash is nicely browned and caramelized but still slightly firm. Put to one side.
Step 4While the pumpkin is roasting, you can prepare the rest of the chutney.
Step 5Put all the remaining ingredients into a large stock or saucepan. Just pile them in, in the order of the recipe and gently stir with a wooden spoon.
Step 6Place the pan on the stove top and bring to a gentle boil (do not rush this process or you risk burning the chutney). Once it reaches a gentle boil, let it merrily plop away for 20 minutes giving it a stir from time to time. The chutney will begin to thicken and will smell divine, so be prepared.
Step 7Once the pumpkin is cooked and cooled slightly, add it to the chutney. Lower the heat, because once added you do not want to cook it into a mush, rather keeping little chunks of the pumpkin.
Step 8Cook for a further 15 minutes or until the chutney is thick and glossy and the pumpkin is still holding up.
Step 9Remove the pan from the heat, give a stir and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
Step 10Meanwhile, sterilize 6 x 1 lb./450g glass or Kilner jars.
Step 11Using a funnel or a heatproof jug, fill the jars to the top of the neck of the jar. Cover with a lid or with a Kilner, rubber ring and clip and carefully follow these instructions for safely processing the filled jars. Allow the jars to cool completely before storing.
Step 12The chutney will keep in the cupboard for up to one year. Once opened, store in the refrigerator.