Granma’s Green Tomato Chutney

The page in Granma Bailey’s book is brittle with age and very difficult to read, so I am unable to scan the handwritten recipe for you to see.  Granma made a note on the bottom of the recipe though, that choko’s can take the place of the tomatoes: that she had tried it both ways, and it was very nice.

I recently made the recipe with green tomatoes fresh from my father- in-law’s garden and Granma is right, it was lovely, expecially with meat on sandwiches, but also as a side to red meats.  I so hope that you enjoy this recipe and that you will pass it on to your children.


1 pound Green Tomatoes – 450 grams,  1/2 pound Onions – about three large onions, 1/2 pound of Raisins chopped finely (optional), 3 cloves Garlic, 3 large apples – sliced, 1 bottle vinegar – 600 mls, 2 cups brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon cinnamon


Slice the green tomatoes and onions and sprinkle liberally with salt. Let stand overnight.  Next day, add chopped garlic and stew in the juice that formed during the night.  Add sliced apples vinegar, sugar and spices and cook until tender.  Pour into sterilsed jars and seal.


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