Easy tomato chutney

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Easy tomato chutney
Easy tomato chutney
  • Makes: 700ml

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  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe This chutney is so easy to make - all the ingredients are chucked into one pan and simmered slowly, to produce a rich, tasty preserve that will go wonderfully with cheese and biscuits, or cold meat


  • 1kg (2¼lb) ripe tomatoes of any variety or size
  • 3 red or white onions, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 200ml (7fl oz) red wine vinegar
  • 175g (6oz) soft light muscovado sugar
  • 1 level teaspoon ground ginger
  • Sterilised jars and waxed discs

You could add 2 red peppers, halved deseeded, 1 red chilli, 100-125g (31/2-4oz) raisins or sultanas and perhaps make it spicier by adding smoked paprika, ground allspice or black mustard seeds, as well as the ginger.


  1. Put all the ingredients in a large, heavy-based pan. Bring to the boil slowly, stirring occasionally to help the sugar dissolve, then simmer for 1½ hours, or longer, stirring occasionally until it becomes thick and jam-like.
  2. Spoon into sterilised jars, cover and seal. Store for at least 1 month before eating. Eat within 3-4 months.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 21(kcal)
  • Fat 0.1g
  • Saturates 0.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Liz Bruce

Made this today as I've had so many tomatoes in my greenhouse this year first time I've made chutney left it simmering for about 2 hours to get the correct consistency couldn't resist a taste it is delicious sweet and tangy used an Italian red wine vinegar that's really tangy.


Made today, threw everything in and left skin on tomatoes ( it did say easy recipe, so wasnt going to waste time skinning tomatoes) Didnt find there was too much liquid but gave 2 hrs in total on a good simmer so that liquid reduced down. Looks and smells good, cant wait to try it.


Recipe didn't say skin tomatoes first or chop up all ingredients. Had to put it through a blender to reduce the lumps! Also too much liquid, could do with half the amount of vinegar. Apart from that it is quite tasty

Karen Georgina Weitzel

First Chutney I have ever made, I dont eat chutney but my friend who does said it was scrummy.

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