Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Cherry Chutney

I have wanted to try a recipe called, "Simply Delicious Cherry Chutney" for some time now.  Two factors made me decide that this would be the year: 

1) The delicious Okanogan cherries currently available from the fruit truck parked downtown (they are larger, sweeter, and juicier than the cherries imported from the US that are sold in the local grocery stores).

2) A fantastic gadget R. found this week at Canadian Tire - the Starfrit cherry pitter. It is a much cleaner, much faster way of pitting cherries than the way I had been doing it (with a sharp knife). 

I did this batch in about a half hour.

The recipe I used is found in the Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving.  For some reason, it is not listed on their website.  Fortunately, it is detailed on this "Canning Homemade" blog post.  The only difference is that the original recipe calls for raisins, not dried cranberries.

Here is the finished product.  Kind of a blurry picture, but you get the idea!

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