Name Apple mint chutney


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* 1.8kg (4 lb) cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped
* 575ml (1 pint) vinegar
* 450g (1 lb) tomatoes, skinned and chopped
* 450g (1 lb) soft brown sugar
* 2 x 5ml spoons (2 teaspoons) ground ginger
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) mixed spice
* Pinch of cayenne pepper
* 1 x 2.5ml spoon (1/2 teaspoon) salt
* 450g (1 lb) raisins
* 50g (2 oz) finely chopped mint

1. Cook the apples with half the vinegar until thick and pulpy.
2. Add remaining vinegar, tomatoes, sugar, spices, seasonings and raisins. Cook for a further 15 minutes. Then stir in the mint and cook for another 5 minutes, or until thick.
3. Pour into warm dry jars and cover. Store in a cool, dry place.

Makes: 2.7kg (6 lbs)
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins

Microwave Instructions
Most conventional recipes can be adapted to microwave providing the quantities are realistic. If microwaving Apple Mint Chutney, use half the quantities shown here.
1. Place the apples and tomatoes in a large bowl, cover and cook on HIGH for 12-15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
2. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook on HIGH for about 25 minutes, stirring several times during cooking. Allow to cool before spooning into jars.

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