The Ten Best Chutneys
Spice up your life with our choice of chutneys
Thursday 07 August 2008
Cosmic carrot - £3.50
The sweetness of the carrots in this caramelised treat from County Durham are balanced by spicy peppers … begging for a cheese sarnie.
www.wildongrange.co.uk; 01833 650 587
Cumberland - £1.83
Mild yet bursting with the flavour of plums, apples, apricots and onions, this recipe by Mary Ballantyne in Penrith, will have you eating off the spoon.
www.marys-homemade.co.uk; 01768 899 023
Windfall - £2.49
A gentle concoction that evokes homemade apple crumble on cold winter afternoons. Packed with plums, apples and tomatoes, it’s a jar of loveliness made for meats or salad.
www.thejamkitchen.com; 0131 319 1048
Aubergine & mango - £3.15
This homage to the home of chutney might alarm purists with its risqué smoky aubergine, but itwould steal the show among the finest cheeses.
www.cottagedelight.co.uk; 01538 398 949
Spicy apple - £3.60
A dollop of this on a chunk of bread will explode in the mouth with its full-bodied fruitiness and robust texture. Studded with sultanas and peppercorns, it’s a potent crowd-pleaser.
www.realjam.co.uk; 01962 861 411
Courgette - £2.55
Easily the prettiest chutney on the shelf, this colourful Cumbrian offering includes chunks of softened courgette and carrots, speckled with mustard seeds for an extra kick.
01539 6 21 896
Beetroot - £2
Made to an old recipe by Mrs Darlington, this blood-red delight is delicious enough to convert hardened beetroot phobics.
www.mrsdarlingtons.com; 01270 250 710
Spiced tomato - £2.99
Only true champions of chutney should stick a knife into this seriously grown-up offering from the Dorset soup specialists. Packed with spices it has a distinct yet mildly bitter edge.
www.dorsetblue.com; 0196 323 133
Balsamic apple & fig - £3.25
Part of a new range from the man behind the food hall at Harvey Nichols, this fruity number from the emporiumat Whiteleys, West London is a delightful blend of fruit and vinegar.
www.food-inc.com; 020-7792 6020
Hot pear - £3.99
You might not think to match pears with chillis, ginger and coriander but the combination works to great effect in this slow-cooked savoury treat that promises a ploughman’s with punch.
www.julesandsharpie.com; 01728 833 955
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