This recipe is two-fold really. First learn how to create scrumptious Rhubarb Apple Chutney – you may even preserve it in jars for future use – then learn how to create the delicious appetizer, Baked Brie with Rhubarb Apple Chutney. Your guests will be fascinated at the array of flavors and its gorgeous presentation.
Rhubarb Apple Chutney
Makes approx. 7 half-pints
This gorgeous chutney has a tart yet sweet flavor with warm tones making it perfect for scones, crepes and pastry fillings. It is also delicious alongside pork as well as a cheese and fruit tray.
5 cups apples (Spartan, Golden Delicious or Jonagold are best), peeled, diced and cored
4 cups rhubarb, diced
4 cups raw sugar
Zest of 1 lemon
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup dried cranberries, packed
1 tsp ground nutmeg
In a large stainless steel stock pot, combine apples, sugar and rhubarb. Starting on your Boiling Plate, bring to a quick boil. Move to the Simmering Plate and simmer, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Add cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg. Continue to boil gently to reduce down the mixture, for 15 additional minutes.
Ladle hot chutney into sterilized, hot jars leaving a ½” of headspace. Remove air bubbles and adjust headspace if necessary. Using a warm wash cloth dipped in vinegar, wipe jar rim and screw bands. Apply sterilized lids and rings. Hand tighten.
Place jars in water bather and cover with 1” of water. Bring to a full rolling boil on your Boiling Plate allowing your jars to process. Half-pints should process for 10 minutes and pint jars for 15 minutes. Remember processing time does not begin until water is at a full rolling boil.
Baked Brie with Rhubarb Apply Chutney recipe
16 oz. package of brie
(1) can rhubarb apple chutney
Two Apples, sliced
Box of Crackers
Lay Bake-O-Glide or parchment paper on an AGA baking tray.
Place brie in the middle of the tray, and smother generously with chutney.
Place in the baking oven for 5 minutes, or until the brie until it softens, but doesn’t melt completely.
Transfer to a serving tray. Arrange a variety of crackers and apple slices around the baked brie/chutney blend and serve.