The San Marsano tomatoes which we grew this year came out quite well, although next year i’m on my continuing mission to find the best variety out there! We got a huge amount in the end and also just wanted to try out all sorts of ways of using them, so here is the latest tomato attempt: tomato and apple chutney…
- 1 kg ripe tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 200 g onions, chopped
- 100 g raisins or sultanas
- 250 g cooking apples, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
- 300 g sugar
- 225 ml vinegar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
I used brown granulated sugar and white wine vinegar, and didn’t have any cayenne pepper so just used double the normal pepper. I also didn’t peel either the tomatoes or the apples and left the mixture simmering for 2 hours instead of 1 hour as it was looking too runny. I also gave the mixture a few selected goes with the stick blender to reduce the size of some of the larger apple pieces.
The apples were scrumped from a tree just by the entrance to the huge manure pile by the equestrian centre and the onions were grown by Claire’s Dad, so 95% of the ingredients were free.
* The day after this, I also used up the last of the green tomatoes and made a green tomato and apple chutney.
- 500g green tomatoes
- 500g red onion
- 250g sultanas (I used raisins)
- 250g brown sugar (ran out of sugar so used 150g sugar + 2 table spoons of molasses)
- 2 tbsp Salt
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper (I used normal pepper)
- 1 tsp ground green cardamom
- 500ml Malt vinegar (I used half white wine and half red wine types)