Lemon Chutney

When the lemons are falling from the tree, and the neighbours don’t want anymore, why not make some chutney?


  • 4 large lemons
  • 225g onions
  • 450ml malt vinegar
  • 450g sugar
  • 115g raisins
  • 2tbspn mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

Read: Quick Strawberry Jam


Wash and slice lemons, removing pips. Peel and chop the onions, put in a bowl with lemons, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons salt and leave for 24 hours.

Transfer with the remaining ingredients to a saucepan, bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer until quite tender. 

Pour into sterilised jars and seal securely when cool.

Do you make preserves or chutneys? What’s your favourite? Why not share the recipe in the comments section below?

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