Autumn Fruit Relish Autumn Fruit Relish

Autumn Fruit Relish

A chutney-style relish for cold meats with blackberries, apples, onions, sugar, red wine vinegar and spices.

prep time
20 mins

cook time
25 minutes

8 people


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 red onion, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 eating apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 large cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 100g blackberries
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Heat the oil in a heavy based pan, add the onion and cook slowly for 8-10 minutes until softened and browned. Add the garlic, large chilli, sugar and red wine vinegar. Cook for a further 5 minutes stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add the apples, blackberries and allspice. Stir well.
  2. Cover the pan and cook on a reduced heat until the apples are fluffy, approx 10 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into a jar and seal. The relish will keep in a refrigerator a week or so.
  3. Delicious served with hot or cold meats (makes sufficient to serve twice).