This is a sweet and a tangy chutney, easy to make and pairs deliciously with appetizers such as crackers and cheese.
Handful of coarsely chopped Prunes, cranberries (dried variety)
Handful of resins
1 red apple, cored, peeled and chopped
3 heaped tbsp dark brown sugar
2½ tbsp vinegar (white or cider)
1½ tsp ground ginger powder
2 cloves, whole
1 star anise
1½ cups water
1 lemon, juice and rind
Combine all the ingredients in a large pan.
Cook gently until fruits are tender. Approximately 30 minutes.
Please add the star anise when the chutney is almost cooked, say just 10 minutes before removing the pan so that it does not overpower other flavors.
Cool and store.