Fig, Apple and Balsamic Chutney
This delicious chutney can be used in so many ways! Try it with your favorite cheese, bread or crackers. Pork and turkey can also get a flavor boost from this chutney.
- 2 small red onions (or one large)
- 2 large red apples
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound fresh figs
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 1-3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 cup balsamic vinegar
Rinse the figs and apples.
Roughly chop the figs, apples and onion.
In a large pan, heat the oil. Add the onions and gently cook until soft and golden brown.
Add all of the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil then simmer for about 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
After 30 minutes, use a potato masher to break up some of the larger pieces.
Continue to simmer until you are happy with the consistency.
Transfer to a bowl to serve. Chill if desired.
Smart Shopping Tips:
Cooking & Serving Tips:
- Choose soft, dry figs that are plump.
- Avoid wrinkled, bruised or discolored figs.
- Figs vary in size and color depending on the variety. The skin can be green, brown, purple, yellow or white.
- Figs are only found in grocery stores for a short period of time each year. Plan your meals accordingly.
- Rinse fresh figs under cold water before consuming raw. The skin is edible and can be left on unless the recipe says otherwise.
- Serve with a cheese and cracker platter.
- Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich.
- Experiment with other spices. Adding ginger and chili powder will give the chutney a little kick!
- Cooking techniques commonly used for figs are baking, boiling, caramelizing, deep-frying, grilling and roasting.