Miriam SpiceTraveller

If you want something special for your Boxing Day ham here is the recipe for perfect chutney.  Easy to make and will keep in a fridge for a long time.


1.   Heat the oil in a a deep frying pan, add chopped onion and fry until yellow.

2.   Add tomato and stir.

3.   Add vinegar, honey, bay leaves, tomato puree, 1 cup of water and stir well.

4.   Cook on a low heat for about 45 minutes until thick.

5.   While the chutney is still hot, pour into sterilized jar ( previously boiled in hot water for a few minutes), pour 1 tbs of oil on top and close the lid tightly. When cold, store in the fridge and leave it to “ripen” for 2-3 weeks.


  • 2 – red onion
  • 500g – chopped tomato
  • 100ml – mix of malt, balzamic and sherry vinegar
  • 1 cup – brown sugar
  • 1 tsp – salt
  • 1 tsp – honey
  • 2 – bay leaves
  • 2 tsp – freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp – tomato puree