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Apple Chutney

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This simple recipe only has five ingredients and can be used multiple ways. Whether you are making dinner, need a good sandwich spread, or just need something nice to bring to a holiday party, this recipe will work! Oh and the best part….it’s healthy.

Here’s a list of ideas for getting the most out of your Apple Chutney:

  • Serve with pork, chicken, or salmon for a simple and festive dinner
  • Serve as an addition to a cheese and meat platter
  • Puree it and use it as a glaze on a winter squash (think hard outer shells – butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash)
  • Make a sweet dip by adding it to Greek yogurt
  • Add it to a sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons vinegar (white, or apple cider)
  • ½ cup apple juice
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • ¼-½ teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan.
  2. Bring to boil, and then reduce heat to low simmer, and cover. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding 1 tablespoon of water as needed.
  3. Partially mash with fork when cooking is complete.

 

 

How to pick out the perfect pineapple

1. Pineapple is available in stores all year. Peak pineapple season, however lasts from March until July.

2. A good pineapple will weigh somewhere between two pounds and five pounds. A pineapple should also be fragrant (can you smell it without cutting into it?), and yield slightly to the touch.

3. A greenish tint to a pineapple indicates it is not quite ready to eat yet. A mushy pineapple indicates it is past it’s prime.

4. Be sure to eat your pineapple soon after you buy it, fresh pineapples do not have a long shelf life. Pineapples will last around tpineapplewo days on your counter, or in your refrigerator for three days.

5. Not sure how to cut into a pineapple? If you really enjoy fresh pineapple, you  might want to invest in a pineapple corer. Check out this video to learn about these great kitchen tools! The video is by Williams Sonoma, but you can purchase these in other kitchen stores as well.