Recipes using fruit
This is purported to be Pan Yan Pickle but could equally be called Apple and date relish/chutney. Whatever you call it it is delicious with just about anything you choose. Of all the chutneys and pickles I make this one is the favourite. It also has the advantage that there is no cooking involved, simplicity itself to make.
A dark, spicy chutney that is perfect with cheese. It can be used after about a month but keeps for months. This recipe can be scaled up to any quantity to fit your preserving pan. You will want to make lots, its so good.
This is adapted from a recipe I found on a BBC website last year. That one doesn't include the whole spices and uses sultanas, but I prefer using the figs as I find they give a better flavour which complements the pears nicely (as do the spices!). If you prefer a less chunky texture, chop everything (including the walnuts) into smaller pieces.
I got this recipe from my mother-in-law so it's named (jokingly) after her. This is a very sweet chutney and is delicious with ham, sausage, pork pie, cheese and savoury snacks. I have made this many times and often at the request of family and friends who tell me as soon as they run out of the last lot I gave them. It keeps indefinitely (so I am told) but it never lasts too long in our house. I have recently used some I made over a year ago and it was delicious.
Recipe for Green Tomato Marmalade – a lovely breakfast marmalade, makes a good side dish with curry, brilliant with cheese.