Christmas Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney Recipe

Christmas Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney Recipe - motherhooddiaries

I am not a huge fan of mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cake, but what I am partial to is creating a Christmassy version of my favourite dishes, like my Christmas Tree pastries, Christmas pancakes and delicious chutney sauces.

This particular chutney recipe has been taken from The Ideas Kitchen and slightly adapted to serve four people. And, because we do not have a bread maker, my version uses a slow cooker instead. This particular recipe takes a long time to make in a slow cooker, so please allow at least 6 hours for this recipe.

The Ideas Kitchen has some great Christmas chutney recipes on their website, but this one particularly caught my eye because I am a huge apple chutney fan and I would love to taste a Christmas spiced version of this recipe.


A few points to note before you start. I have included the cup measurements to each ingredient because my weighing scales’ batteries died on me. So, if you do not have any weighing scales to hand, then you can still make this recipe. Also, each Bramley apple weighs approximately 80g, which means that you will need around six Bramley apples for this recipe. I only used four because 1) I would be the only person eating the chutney, 2) the final recipe will have a more subtle apple spice to it and 3) the boys ate the other two apples…

Moving on.

So, without further ado, here is the recipe for the Christmas Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney. Spoiler alert – it is delicious!

Christmas Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney Recipe
Serves 4
A rich, versatile and super yummy chutney recipe, which is very easy to make in either a breadmaker or a slow cooker. This version uses the slow cooker and takes around 6 hours, so allow for extra time to make this chutney recipe which is the perfect choice to complement your Christmas dinner
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 500g / 6 Bramley Cooking Apples, chopped
  2. 50g / ¼ cup Light Soft Brown Sugar
  3. 75g / ½ cup Onion, chopped
  4. 50g / ¼ cup Sultanas
  5. 0.5 tsp Mustard Powder
  6. 0.5 tsp Ground Ginger
  7. 12.5mls / 2 ½ tsp of Balsamic Vinegar
  8. One tsp Lemon Juice
  9. 25mls / 5 tsp Water
  10. 50g Walnuts / one pack from Morrisons
Instructions
  1. Set your slow cooker to 6 hours on high
  2. Grab a couple of empty jam jars (I used a 'Bonne Maman' jam jar) and sterilise the jars by pouring boiling water into them. Leave to cool down before you empty the water.
  3. Add your liquid ingredients first, so the balsamic vinegar, lemon, and water to the slow cooker and mix well
  4. Then whizz up your onion and sultanas together and add to the slow cooker – mix well.
  5. Leaving a couple of whole walnuts to one side, whizz up the rest of the walnuts and add to the mixture.
  6. Give it one last stir before you turn on the heat and cook for 6 hours, mixing every hour or so to ensure the ingredients combine well.
  7. Then add your sugar, mustard powder and ground ginger to the slow cooker and combined with the liquid ingredients
  8. Grab your food processor if you have one and whizz up the apples. Add to the slow cooker and mix
Adapted from The Ideas Kitchen
Adapted from The Ideas Kitchen
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(I am using Lakeland's Crockpot Slow Cooker in this recipe – more details on this slow cooker here - http://bit.ly/2BrNoKh)

(I am using Lakeland’s Crockpot Slow Cooker in this recipe – more details on this slow cooker here – http://bit.ly/2BrNoKh)

(I'm using the Babymoov Nutribaby+ food processor component for this recipe – more details on this processor can be found here - http://bit.ly/2jbr1kg)

(I’m using the Babymoov Nutribaby+ food processor component for this recipe – more details on this processor can be found here – http://bit.ly/2jbr1kg)

The chutney mix in the slow cooker before you cook for 6 hours

You will be left with one tasty chutney that looks like this:

Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney recipe

I enjoyed my new deliciously zingy apple chutney with some Ryvita, feta cheese and tomato. I’m trying to enjoy a new veganish lifestyle, so I would replace the feta with some Violife – still tastes pretty darn good, though!

Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney - recipe

Some tips on what you should pair this Spiced Apple and Walnut Chutney with over Christmas:

  • Inside the best sandwich of the year – the leftover Christmas dinner sandwich!
  • As a sauce to your burger
  • As a sausage roll filling
  • My special Christmas dinner sandwich – Yorkshire pudding, chutney, meat, chutney, potato, more chutney
  • With pate
  • Mix with Greek yoghurt and have as a dip
  • Grilled cheese sandwich

Do you have any other tips on how to use chutney over the Christmas period? Share in the comments below!

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