Green Tomato Chutney

Ingredients

  • 2½ kg green tomatoes
  • 500g onions
  • 1 rounded tbsp salt
  • 500g sultanas
  • 500g cooking apples
  • 500g light muscovado sugar
  • 1.14 litre jar spiced pickling vinegar

Slice the tomatoes (you can skin them if you want, but I don't usually bother). Finely chop the onions. Layer both in a large bowl with the salt. Leave overnight.
Next day, chop the sultanas using a large, sharp knife, then peel, core and chop the apples. Put the sugar and vinegar into a large pan and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the sultanas and apples and simmer for 10 mins. Strain the tomatoes and onions in a colander (but don't rinse), then tip into the pan and return to the boil.

Simmer for about 1 hr, stirring occasionally until the mixture is thick and pulpy. Transfer to warmed jars (see Know-how, below) and cover with lids.