• 3lbs cooked beetroot (cooked in water not vinegar) still warm
  • 3 Large onions chopped
  • 3 Large cooking apples, (no need to peel) cored and diced in smallish pieces
  • 1 1/2 Pints malt vinegar
  • 3 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1 Lemon, use the rind and juice
  • 2 to 4 ozs raisins (Optional)
  • You will need up to 12ozs of sugar should you decide to store the chutney


  1. Boil the beetroot until cooked.
  2. Meanwhile put all the other ingredients except the raisins in a pan, bring to the boil and allow to just bubble for about 30 mins.
  3. Peel the beetroot, cube & add to the pan.
  4. This will now need to cook for around 45 to 60 mins until it is thick
  5. Add the raisins if using when you see the chutney start to thicken.10 mins is enough for the raisins.
  6. Add up to 12 ozs of sugar if you intend to store the chutney

This is a really delicious mild chutney, and will keep for a long time. Store in a dark place for about 6 to 8 weeks before using. A bit longer if possible.