Mango chutney

With Christmas preparations in full swing around here, I managed to squeeze in some time to make my own mango chutney.

I have always wanted to do my own preserving and I finally took the leap and made something.

It was a lot of fun.

I had all the ingredients in the pot, ready to go when I realised that I did not have enough cider vinegar.


Wow, that used up the 400ml I had at home – the one I have had for about two years, since when I use it, I add a drop to my salad dressing.

I had to get Annie and Xavier into the car, Annie dressed up in her silks as a fairy princess, Xavier dressed up in his birthday suit since he has taken it upon himself to learn to use the toilet.

I whipped some clothes on the little man and popped out to the shops, where the check out lady said, “Oh, did you forget something?”

I had been there an hour before getting the apricots for the chutney!

(Note to self: read QUANTITIES next time)

Anyway, we got back home and I made my chutney.

It was really easy.
Now, I need to wait three weeks before I can open it!

I do have one question though.

I didn’t manage to fill one of the jars to the top.
Is this ok or is it necessary for there to be no air in the jar?

I am sure that one of my wonderful readers will have an answer for me.

Blessings to you.

1 thought on “Mango chutney

  1. Catherine

    Mango chutney sounds delicious, I've never made it before and it has been a while since I have done some preserving you have inspired me to do some more again soon. I'm not sure about whether it is ok for it not to reach the top, maybe you could use that jar of chutney straight away:) I hope you enjoy your New Year celebrations together. xx



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