Jasmine Savery
Founder & Director

Hi! I'm Jasmine, and I launched Savery Grazing in 2022. I’ve always had a passion for food, with a particular love for how social it can be. Follow along as I share my favourite tips, tricks, and delicious recipes with you.

Ingredients

  • 800g nectarines
  • 200g apples
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 340g chopped red onions
  • 340ml apple cider vinegar
  • 150g chopped dates
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 fresh rosemary stems
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves

You’ll also need a sharp knife, a chopping board, and a heavy-bottomed saucepan.


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Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 800g nectarines
  • 200g apples
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 340g chopped red onions
  • 340ml apple cider vinegar
  • 150g chopped dates
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3cm fresh ginger root
  • 2 fresh rosemary stems
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cloves

You’ll also need a sharp knife, a chopping board, and a heavy-bottomed saucepan.

Our sticky date and nectarine chutney is a hit with all of our friends and family. In fact, we always make a huge batch each year to give out as gifts and dinner party favours during the festive season. Read this blog for more dinner party favour ideas: 12 Gifts That Aren’t a Bottle Of Wine

The nectarines add the perfect touch of sweetness, whilst the rosemary and cloves give it a festive twist. Even better, everything gets chucked into a pan at the same time and cooks down slowly, so there is no need to slave over the stove for hours on end!

Read on for the full nectarine chutney recipe!


Method

Follow these steps to make our Date & Nectarine Chutney Recipe

1. Sterilise Your Jars

Although this can be done at the same time as prepping your chutney, we thought it would be best to get the process started straight away. Start by washing your jars in hot, soapy water. Line them up on a baking tray and pop them in an oven on low heat (around 120-140ºC) for around 20 minutes. 

2. Prep Your Ingredients

Now, let’s get started on the actual chutney making! This recipe couldn’t be simpler; roughly chop and weight out all of your ingredients (your nectarines, apples, sugar, everything!) and add them all to a heavy-bottomed saucepan. We chop our nectarines and apples into 1cm cubes, and finely chop the ginger.

3. Simmer Slowly

On a medium heat, simmer all of the ingredients together for around one and a half hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Your chutney is done when the mixture thickens and turns deep brown, and is glossy in colour. Once simmered, remove the saucepan from the heat. 

4. Add To Jars & Enjoy!

Carefully add your date and nectarine chutney to the sterilised jars, being careful not to drip any down the sides. Use a wide plastic funnel to keep things mess-free. Leave around 1cm at the top of the jar. Once filled, pop the lid on and add a label. 

Keep your date and nectarine chutney in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months. Once opened, enjoy it within a month of opening (although we assure you, it’ll disappear much quicker than that!).


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And there we go! Wasn’t that easy? Let us know what you think of the recipe in the comments below. If you’re looking for more foodie inspo, keep up with our food blog. We’re also active on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest

Related Questions

When Are Nectarines in Season?

In the UK, nectarines are typically in season during the summer months. The exact timing can vary slightly depending on factors such as weather conditions and specific varieties, but the peak season for nectarines in the UK generally spans from late June to early September.

To learn more about which produce is in season for you right now, read our Month-By-Month Seasonal Eating Guide.

What Can I Use Instead Of Nectarines?

Nectarines are quite a unique fruit and they contribute a lot to this chutney’s stickiness and richness. However, if you definitely can’t find them anywhere, these are some alternatives. My first recommendation would be apricots (although you’ll need to use lots more) or the same quantity of peaches. 

Can I Freeze Nectarine Chutney For Later Use?

Yes, you can freeze nectarine chutney in airtight containers for up to 3-4 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator before use, and stir well to restore its texture.

What Cheese Does Nectarine Chutney Go With?

Nectarine chutney would be perfect for your next cheese board or grazing platter (we particularly love it with goats cheese), but you can also use it:

  • To elevate everyday ham & cheese sandwiches or toasties
  • Thinned down as a salad dressing
  • As a marinade/sauce for chicken
  • As a filling for puff pastry & cheese pinwheels 
  • As a fig substitute in our Fig & Goats Cheese Tarts

To learn how to pair chutney and cheese like a pro, read one of our recent blogs: Your Complete Cheese & Chutney Pairing Guide


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