Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Loquat Tree

Our loquat tree at French General is laden with loquats - thousands of them! So I have decided to start cooking some chutneys and jams that I can enjoy throughout the year. If you happen to live around French General, come by and I'll send you home with a bag full of fruit...and then try this recipe:

Loquat Chutney

1 1/2 pounds loquats -- seeded
1 pound onion -- chopped
1/2 pound grated apple
1 pound sugar
2 teaspoons mustard
2 teaspoons salt
1 orange
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/2 cup vinegar
2 cups water
1/4 cup raisins

Wash, stone and cut up loquats into small pieces.
Prepare apples and onions.
Put all ingredients in a pot and boil gently until soft and a good color. Balance vinegar and sugar to your taste.
Pour into hot jars and seal.


molly said...

you're so crafty! making chutneys for the year...

Christina said...

i have no idea what a loquat tastes like, but this sounds delish!