delia's plum chutney

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Doe

delia's plum chutney

I made this chutney last year and it was lovely. When I made it 2 weeks ago it seemed too runny. I boiled it for longer than recipe stated and thought it was thickening. Now after 2 weeks of being sealed in the jars it still seems too runny. As I have made 9 jars of it, is it too late to be salvaged or will it thicken up after a few months?

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Anastasia

Chutney.

The consistency of the chutney will not change with time.
What you need to do is to empty it all back into a pan , bring to the boil , then simmer very slowly allowing all the excess liquid to evaporate .
This should not take too long .
You just bottled it before all the liquid had evaporated , easy to do.
Remember you need to sterilise the jars & lids again from scratch .

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Anastasia

Timings

I did mean to say that a pan of chutney can vary in cooking time .
A lot depends on how ripe the fruit is.
I have found that cooking times can vary by up to 45 mins .
Also when you wash the fruit always allow plenty of time for the water to drip from the fruit , otherwise you will have extra liquid in the pan before you start the cooking process.
Hope this helps.

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Doe

plum chutney

Thank you for your reply, have done what you advised and it seems to have worked.

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Noreen, Board Moderator

Plum chutney

Anastasia sure knows a thing or two about chutneys!

 
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