I have been meaning to try my hand at a sugar free chutney for a while now and with yesterday being a typical rainy Saturday afternoon (in August!) I finally got round to it, and I have to say that I have stumbled across a winner. I used dried apricots, cider vinegar and orange juice and, even if I say so myself, this is an amazing sugar free chutney, I can’t wait for you to try it.
As this was only meant to be an experiment and I didn’t really want buckets of the stuff I only made one jar, but you could easily scale up the quantities. I really recommend the cider vinegar (I used Aspell’s cyder vinegar) – it has a lovely sweet taste. I’m not even sure whether the agave nectar was essential so I’ll have to try it without next time to see if it’s just as good.
Sugar free chutney ingredients:
- Dried apricots x10 chopped
- Almonds x12 chopped
- Cider vinegar x6 tbsp
- Orange juice x8 tbsp
- Garlic 1 clove finely chopped
- Agave nectar (or honey) 1tbsp
- Ground ginger, cinnamon, curry powder 1/2 tsp each
Sugar free chutney recipe:
Combine the cider vinegar and orange juice in a small jug. Then in a small non-stick pan fry the garlic, nuts and spices for a couple of minutes and then add the apricots, Agave nectar and half of the vinegar / orange juice mixture. Simmer for 20-30 minutes adding a little more of the vinegar / orange juice mixture whenever the liquid gets soaked up. Pour into a jar that has been heated in the oven and cover when cool. Enjoy with cold meats, cheese and other savoury nibbles. Fabulous, let me know what you think of my first sugar free chutney!