• Serves 20
  • Makes 5
  • 6 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


I fell in love with chutney when my mother in law introduced me to it. Ideal with poached eggs on toast, with cold meats or sandwiches

Ingredients (serves 20 | makes 5 Litres)

  • 9kg Ripe tomatoes
  • 1.5kg Onions, finely chopped
  • 100gm Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tblsp Ground ginger, mixed with enough water to make a smooth paste
  • 1.5kg Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1.25kg Apple puree
  • 1 cup Ezy-Sauce


  1. Place chopped tomatoes, onions, garlic and ginger paste into a large saucepan and boil gently for 5 hours
  2. Strain through a coarse sieve.
  3. Add sugar, salt, apple purée and Ezy-Sauce. Simmer uncovered for approximately 1 hour or until a thick pouring consistency.
  4. Carefully fill hot sterilised jars and seal. Makes approximately 5 litre of chutney. For a spicier chutney, use whole bottle of Ezy-Sauce

  • My Mum made one or two batches of Tomato Chutney every year using a recipe that is in the Green & Gold Cookery Book. I don’t remember her putting garlic in it but I know the recipe has sultanas (or maybe raisins) in it. She made it in an old fashioned jam pan. (it was large enough to put 12 pound of fruit, 9 pounds of sugar (put on top of the fruit) + water in it to prevent the sugar sticking to the pan until enough of the juice was released from the fruit..(that explains the size of the pan we used)…. I can assure you we never cooked the chutney for 5 hours. It was cooked, bottled and sealed in less time than that. It kept for at least 2 or 3 years as the vinegar acts as a preservative. We also made Plum Sauce using a similar cooking method.


  • Love a good homemade chutney looks delicious


  • Great and most important it is homemade. All the ingredients can be added according to taste.


  • it would be good to make up a big batch of this for chrissie presents


  • This recipe sound wonderful – would be a good fundraising exercise to make up a whole batch!


  • This turned out so good, even was able to swap some marinated olives for a couple of bottles.


  • These would be great gift ideas


  • Love a good chutney recipe and have a good harvest of tomatoes waiting to be cooked.


  • I love a home-made chutney. Will try this.


  • Love a new chutney recipe, I have many going back generations, and cook them all!


  • Chutneys are always good with many dishes and meals. I enjoy a good chutney with a ploughmans lunch, on sandwiches and with cold meats. Thanks for our recipe for chutney, I will try your recipe.


  • I love home -made chutney and your’s sounds delicious!


  • It really is delicious and really basic to make if you have time

    • This is a good time of the year for making chutneys and jams.


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