*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                  APRICOT CHUTNEY WITH RAISINS & CURRANTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Condiments
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Dried apricots
   10       lg           Garlic cloves
                         -- peeled & coarsely chopped
    1                    1x3 piece of fresh ginger
                         -- peeled & coarsely chopped
    1 1/4   c            Red wine vinegar
    2       c            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Salt
      1/8   ts           Cayenne pepper
                         -- (or MORE if desired)
      3/4   c            Golden raisins
      1/2   c            Currants
 
   Put the apricots in a bowl.  Pour 4 cups of hot water
   over them and let them soak for an hour.
   
   Put the garlic, and ginger into the container of an
   electric blender or a food processor along with 1/4
   cup of the vinegar.  Blend until smooth.
   
   Empty the apricots and their soaking liquid into a
   heavy stainless-steel or porcelain-lined pot.  Add the
   garlic-ginger mixture, the remaining vinegar, sugar,
   salt, and cayenne.  Bring to a boil. Simmer on a
   medium flame, stirring frequently, for 45 minutes. Do
   not let the chutney catch at the bottom of the pot.
   Lower heat if necessary. Add the raisins and currants
   and cook, stirring, another half hour or until chutney
   takes on a thick, glazed look.  (It will thicken
   slightly as it cools.) Let the chutney cool and store,
   refrigerated, in lidded glass or ceramic jars.
  
 
 
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