6 Delicious Apples - cut small
1 cup of Lycium Berries
50 mm piece of Ginger - finely chopped or half a teaspoon of dried Ginger
4 cloves of Garlic - finely chopped
2 fresh Red Chillies - finely chopped
1 cup of White Sugar - White sugar is best as it creates a beautiful colour
1/4 cup of Apple Cider Vinegar
2 teaspoons of Nigella Seeds
4 Cardamon Pods - open and use just the seeds
1 teaspoon of Mixed Spice
Put apples, sugar and 1 cup of water in a heavy stainless steel pan over a medium heat.
Heat and stir until sugar is dissolved.
Add all the other ingredients and bring to boil, turn on low and simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes or until thick.
You can remove it at the 20 minute stage and blend the mix if you would like it a bit smoother.
If you wish to do this keep a quarter of the Lycium Berries aside or add more berries after you have blended the mix.
I usually add more after blending, as this adds colour and a burst of flavour upon eating.
Return to a low heat for about 5 or 10 minutes after blending to heat the newly added berries through.
Remove from stove and let stand for 30 minutes before bottling.
Serve with Meats (hot or cold)
Chicken and Fish.
Use as a salsa with chips or biscuits.
Sandwiches or fresh crusty bread.
Makes a fresh salad sing!
This quantity makes approximately 3 x 500g jars and keeps for about two months in the
refrigerator if you sterilize your jars properly and can stop yourself from eating it!
Hope you enjoy.