Fruit Cold Accompaniment
1kg/2.2lb Mango, peeled and quartered
675g/1 ½lb Apples, peeled and chopped
100g/4oz Stoned Dates
50g/2oz Onion, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Level teasp Cayenne Pepper
¼ teasp Nutmeg
3 bay leaves
ounce of Lime Juice
Place all the ingredients except the sugar and lime juice in a large bowl and
mix well. Leave to stand for at least 3 hours.
Prepare the jars (see note below).
Transfer to a large saucepan or preserving pan and bring to the boil over a
medium heat. Simmer until tender, stirring constantly.
the sugar and lime juice then continue to simmer until it thickens.
Spoon the hot mixture into warmed jars, cover, seal, label and store (see
see also General
- Use jars which
are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb
although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling fruit/vegetables.
Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing
thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).
Fill whilst still warm to prevent the jars from cracking when the hot
filling is added.
and covering the jars Fill
to within 1cm/ ½ inch of the top. Whilst still hot, cover with a
waxed disc (wax side down) , immediately place a cellophane disc over the
top then cover with a screw top lid.
in a cool dark place for 2-3 months before consuming.