I admit it, I am a hoarder. My kitchen cupboards are filled with half used packets that I bought to create a recipe, then never got round to using the rest. This weekend I decided to open my cupboards and use what I had instead of buying more ingredients. It really is amazing what I found in there. Two things I did find was a packet of dried cranberries and a packet of cooking dates. I had bought the cooking dates to make date flapjacks but at the time I got two packets. I fancied making something savoury so I hit on the idea of making Date and Cranberry Chutney. I have never tried making chutney before so I was a bit concerned about how it would work. Chutney has always been on my that is too difficult to make list, along with jam. I was surprised how easy it was.
My husband didn’t believe I had made it myself and said it tasted much better than shop bought, praise indeed. Now I know how to make chutney there will be no stopping me and I shall be trying other combinations.
Date and Cranberry Chutney Recipe
The chutney is lovely served with cheese, ham or chicken.