Easy Apple & Pear Chutney (V + low sugar)

chutneySpice up these seasonal fruits and serve them along side a warming curry or festive platter of cheese and wine! (is it ok to say ‘festive’ in October?) Easy to make and with no refined sugar, this chutney will keep in the fridge for roughly a week, and will taste best a couple of days after making when the flavours have infused fully.



  • 2 pears, chopped into small cubes
  • 2 apples, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 handful black grapes, cut in half
  • 1 leek or half a red onion
  • 1 tbsp avocado or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • good pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 handful raisins
  • 2 tsp honey or agave if following a vegan diet



Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat, and add the mustard and coriander seeds

Temper / fry the seeds until they start to pop

Slice the leek or onion into thin strips and add to the pan

Once sizzling, add the apple and pear and fry until softened and slightly browned

Add the grapes and continue heating everything for a few minutes until fragrant

Add enough apple cider vinegar to just about cover everything in the pan, then add the cumin, salt and pepper

Leave to simmer for 15 minutes on a low heat

After 15 minutes, add the raisins and leave again for another 10-15 minutes on a low heat

Once the majority of the liquid has soaked in / evaporated, take the pan off the heat and leave to cool

Once cooled, stir through the honey

Serve right away, or store in the fridge for up to a week


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