This is a great recipe for the festive period – it’s got plenty of bite to go with turkey or cheese and is also great to give as a gift.
- 1.5kg apples – mainly cooking apples, like Bramleys
- 400g onion
- 65g root ginger (fresh)
- 1 tsp peppercorns
- 500g granulated sugar
- 250ml cider vinegar
- 500g cranberries
Core, peel and chop your apples, adding them into a bowl with some water and lemon juice to stop them browning. Peel and cut your onions into chunks.
Add all the ingredients, minus half of the cranberries, into a large pan and set on a medium heat. Stir every few minutes to dissolve the sugar.
Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to the boil and then cook for 45-50 minutes, stirring every few minutes to get it to thicken. Add the remaining cranberries in and stir for another 5 minutes.
Decant into sterilised jars and seal. Store in a cool, dark place for up to six months.
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