This has to be our favourite chutney so far, and it’s also very popular with our family and friends too. The tree is laden with fruit again this year, so I decided to make a double batch, even though I said I wasn’t going to use the camping stove. The pot was a bit too full and took ages to cook down, plus running out of gas and dashing to the supermarket half way through didn’t help, but we now have 12 jars maturing ready for Christmas time. Figs can be expensive, but if you can get hold of some at a reasonable price, this chutney is well worth making.
1.5kg Chopped fresh figs.
Put all the ingredients into a preserving pan and bring to the boil.
Turn down and simmer for around 2 hours until the chutney is thick and syrupy.
Put into hot sterilized jars and cover.
Store for 3 months before eating. Our first few jars never lasted that long :)
Makes approx 6 jars.