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Marrow and Ginger Chutney       Veg   CD    ACC


Vegetarian  Vegetable  Cold    Accompaniment  Preserve Preserving  Preserves  Pickles


1.3kg/3lb Marrow, peeled

50g/2oz Salt

450g/1lb Granulated Sugar

450g/1lb Cooking Apples, peeled, cored and chopped

450g/1lb Onions, chopped

225g/8oz Stem Ginger

225g/8oz Sultanas

1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

600ml/20fl.oz.  Pickling Vinegar



1. Remove the seeds from the marrow, cut into small cubes and arrange a layer in a large bowl.  Sprinkle with salt and repeat the layers until the marrow is used up. Cover and leave in a cool place for 24 hours.


2. Drain and rinse the marrow well, then dry on kitchen paper.


3. Place all the ingredients except marrow and sugar in a large saucepan, gradually bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.


4. Add the marrow and sugar then simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.


5. Meanwhile, prepare the jars (see notes below).


6. Spoon the hot mixture into warm jars (see notes below) cover, seal and label.


Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - 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.


Filling and covering the jars  Fill to within 1cm/ 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.


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 2-3 months before consuming.










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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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