Spicy Plum Chutney

Chutneys rock... so when my colleague brought me a pound of plums from her garden the other day it was chutney time. This one - spicy and sweet - goes well with cheese and roasted meats. Enjoy!



500 gr. plums

200 ml. white balsamico

1 healthy glass of port (50 ml.)

1 apple

1 red onion

2 cloves of garlic

2-3 cardamon pods

1 star anise

½ tsp of crushed chili (depending on how hot you like it)

50 gr. chopped dates

50 gr. cane sugar

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper



Prepare the fruit - remove the stones and slice roughly. Toss the onions, garlic, plums, dates and apples in a pot with 2/3 of the vinegar and add the spices, sugar, salt and pepper.


Simmer for 10-15 minutes before adding the rest of the vinegar and a healthy glass of port. Cook for a further 30 minutes time - or until it thickens.


Finally pour into sterilized jar/s. This recipe makes about 500 ml. If you want more just scale it up.


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Taken on September 17, 2011