Apple, Plum and Onion Relish

So onto the next batch of plums. I’ve had more success in the past with my pickles and chutneys so decided to play it safe for the next one.

  • 5 plump garlic cloves
  • 10cm piece of fresh root ginger
  • 2 green chillies – deseeded if desired
  • 1kg cooking apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 675g sweet onions – peeled and chopped
  • 500g plums, stoned and chopped
  • 360mls cider vinegar
  • 300g white granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage

Using a food processor work the garlic, ginger and chillies into a paste


This smelt gorgeous after going in the food processor (maybe had been a bit heavy handed with the ginger)



Put all the ingredients except the sage in a preserving pan, and bring to the boil stirring until the sugar has dissolved (at this point I realised I really need a preserving pan as I battle to fit it all in my large pan)


Over a fairly low heat, simmer for 40 minutes until reduced and thickened.  Stir in the sage and continue to simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Pot in hot sterilised jar and cover with vinegar proof seals.



Secretly I’m optimistic about this one. Early testing makes me feel its a little bit feisty. Could be good with some cheese.

Recipe taken from Jams & Chutneys by Thane Prince