Apple, Horseradish and Smoked Paprika Chutney

Birgit Erath's apple and horseradish chutney, flavoured with smoked paprika, makes a seriously tasty relish.
Apple, Horseradish and Smoked Paprika Chutney
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  • Serves: Makes 4 x 350ml jars
  • Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

Main:

  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 kg apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • 2 clove garlic, peeled
  • 125 g fresh horseradish
  • 1 tbsp smoked sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot smoked paprika
  • 125 g dark brown sugar, preferably muscovado
  • 275 ml red wine vinegar
  • 1 heaped tsp salt
  • 2 large onions

Method

1. In a small, heavy-based frying pan, dry-fry the coriander seeds, cinnamon stick and mustard seeds until fragrant, stirring often to prevent burning. Set aside the dry-fried spices. Once cooled crush roughly in a pestle and mortar.

2. Put the apples, onions and garlic in a food processor. Process to about 5mm chunks. Transfer the apple mixture to a large non-reactive saucepan.

3. Place the horseradish in the food processor. Process to a fine paste. Add the horseradish to the apple mixture in the saucepan.

4. Add the crushed spices, the sweet and hot smoked paprika, sugar and red wine vinegar and salt.

5. Bring everything up to simmering point, stirring all the time. Once the mixture is simmering, reduce the heat and let it cook uncovered very gently for three and a half hours, until the mixture has thickened and all the liquid has evaporated

6. Use a wooden spoon to make a trail across the top of the chutney. If the trail fills with juice then the chutney is not ready and needs simmering further. If the trail does not fill with juice then the chutney is ready.

7. Spoon the hot chutney into four hot, clean 350ml jars. Cover the jars with waxed discs and set aside to cool, then cover and seal. Label and store in a cool dry place for up to six months.

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