Refined Sugar Free Feijoa Chutney

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It is raining feijoa it seems and wherever we look or go fruit is littering the ground!  We love them here; fresh, as jam, as chutney in baking…. you name it we will have a go.   Our own tree isn’t that great at producing big fruit however the kids always manage to find a feed when they are out playing.  Yesterday though, while visiting the Mother in Law the kids managed to collect several large bags from the place where she lives.

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Feijoa, washed and ready to use.

So over the next 2 weeks at least…. maybe more depending on how many more people give us Feijoa…. I will share a few recipes that we use.  This week I thought I would share a Feijoa chutney recipe which I have adapted to use honey instead of sugar.  This yummy recipe comes from ‘Vegetariana’ by Susie Shaw and Wendy Baxter (which was a freebie with an magazine many moons ago and doesn’t seem available except on the link given for a Trade Me sale) so I’ll put down the original recipe and just add my honey modification in brackets.   Another point is they didn’t use the skins in their recipe whereas I do (waste not, want not) so my instructions are below rather than theirs.

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Yum!! Feijoa Chutney for our stores

Feijoa Chutney (makes 4.5 x 225 gm jars)

-12 Feijoas

-2 cooking apples (I used large eating apples so it was sweeter)

-1 tsp mixed spice

-450 gm sugar (150 gm runny honey)

-2 onions

-250 mls cider vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar… guessing it is the same)

-1 tbsp salt (I just did a few grinds of himalayan salt)

– 1 tsp cayenne pepper ( I use 1/2 this amount or none)

  • Top and tail the washed feijoa and chop into chunks (size depends on what you like)
  • Dice onion along with cored and peel apples
  • Put all ingredients into a pot and bring to the boil
  • Simmer, stirring frequently for around 30 mins
  • Pour into clean jar and seal.

Until next week and another recipe …. man I’m on a roll at the moment!… I hope you are enjoying the fruits of your life.

Arohanui

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www.becominghealthy.co.nz

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