Autumn Chutney – great with cheese!

I love cheese and now that I’ve found a wonderful Manchego goat cheese here in Cuenca, I wanted Branston pickle to go with it! Sadly Supermaxi, our local supermarket, doesn’t stock UK produce, so I set about trying to make a chutney that would go well with the creamy, tangy Manchego. I hope you like it as much as Ron and I do.


  • 1kg ripe tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 750gms cooking apples (I use Granny Smiths here in Cuenca)
  • 375gms brown sugar (less if you want it tangier)
  • 250gms white onions chopped
  • 250gms raisins (they are huge here, chop them into smaller pieces if you find yours are too)
  • 1 x green pepper deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 350ml cider vinegar
  1. Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to the boil over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Simmer, uncovered, for 45 – 50 minutes until fruit is tender and the chutney thickens.
  3. Cool and transfer to sterilised jars.
  4. Can be kept for up to six months in a dark, dry space.

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