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Spiced Fresh Peach Chutney — Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Spiced Fresh Peach Chutney

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup diced red pepper (or orange or yellow bell pepper, but they won’t show as much since peaches are also orange)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 small Jalapeno pepper, finely minced (remove seeds if you are a wimp)
  • 1/3 cup white raisins
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh peaches, pitted, peeled and chopped

In a medium saucepan, bring the vinegar and both sugars to a boil. Add pepper, onion, Jalapeno, raisins, garlic, ginger, salt and allspice and simmer over low heat 10 minutes, uncovered.

Add peaches and simmer 5 more minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally. With a potato masher, mash 1/3-1/2 of the peaches in the saucepan to thicken slightly (this is about 5-7 mashes; then stop!). Remove from heat and cool.

Store in airtight jars or covered containers in refrigerator. Will keep for up to 3-4 weeks.

Freeze: Portion into small jars and freeze, to give away as Christmas presents to only the most deserving friends.

Serve with:

  • roasted chicken
  • pork chops
  • baked ham
  • grilled sausages
  • over a block of cream cheese for an appetizer
  • plain yogurt for breakfast or lunch
  • cottage cheese for breakfast or lunch
  • vanilla ice cream for dessert?

Source: Adapted from Janie/Jcz04 at the Taste of Home community bulletin board.