Also, if you know someone who has a fruit tree in their garden but doesn't do anything with the produce (you will be able to pinpoint the houses of these people as the pavement in front of their houses will be slick with rotting windfall) why not just knock on their door and offer to relieve them of the fruit that they don't want. After all, it would be such a shame to let it all go to waste!
650ml Vinegar (I used a mixture of Cider, White wine and a bit of Balsamic)
2 Small onions
400g Sugar (I used a mixture of brown and Demerera)
2 Cloves Garlic
12 Cardamom Pods
1 Cinnamon Stick
1tsp Ground Allspice
1/2tsp Ground Ginger
Pit, chop and wash the plums, roughly chop the onions and peel, core and chop the apples. Put the apples, onion and garlic in a blender and blend finely.
If you are worried about losing any cloves or cardamom pods, then tie them up in a little muslin, to make fishing them out at the end easier.
The chutney will improve over time, about 2-3 months will let it mature into a wonderfully rich flavour, so make it now and eat is at Christmas (There I go again mentioning Christmas...)
The chutney goes great with pork sausages, but feel free to try it with anything that takes your fancy! Enjoy