This spicy chutney is easy to make and is the perfect partner for cheese and crackers. Serve immediately or store in a cool, dark place for 3 months to allow the flavours to develop. Once opened, keep chilled and eat within 1 month.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the onions, season well and fry over a medium heat for 15 mins or until golden. Stir in the dates and cook for a further 10-15 mins, until caramelised and sticky.
- Meanwhile, combine the figs, tomatoes, sugar, vinegar and a little seasoning in a large pan. Cook gently, over a low heat, for 20 mins, or until the figs and tomatoes have softened. Stir in the onion mixture and cook for a further 30 mins, or until the chutney is reduced and glossy.
- Carefully spoon the chutney into sterilised jars and seal, then set aside to cool, before storing or serving.
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