Too many bramley apples and chillies - ideas for either or both?

(13 Posts)
Suddengeekgirl Sat 14-Sep-13 20:43:27

Yes please! smile

JRsandCoffee Sat 14-Sep-13 20:40:53

Apple and tomato chutney, let me know if you'd like the recipe :-)

Aethelfleda Sat 14-Sep-13 10:03:55

Dry most of the the chillis (dry worktop/sill, on kitchen paper, turn every few days for 2-3 weeks) and apple chilli chutney. If you have leftover chillis then buy a small nottle of olive/walnut oil and steep 8-12 chillis in it, makes lovely spiced oil for stirfries/condiment for rice.

JamNan Sat 14-Sep-13 09:59:37

harissa paste Hugh's recipe here

Taffeta Sat 14-Sep-13 08:57:22

Freezing chillis does makes them lose their heat a bit, where drying intensifies it. I do half half.

Barbeasty Fri 13-Sep-13 19:22:48

Chili apple jelly is nice. Mint apple jelly is lovely too. In fact all sorts of herbs would go well, like rosemary.

And freezing chilies makes it so easy. Or you could dry them.

mrspremise Wed 11-Sep-13 21:30:24

I did NOT know that about fresh chillis! Chilli Jam gets my vote too; my ds eats it out of the cooking pan with a spoon before I can bottle it all! angry

starfishmummy Wed 11-Sep-13 17:27:06

Apple jelly (the "jam" sort not the pudding) with chillis.
I haven't tried it with fresh chillis but it worked with dried chilli flakes - serve with meats or cheeses.

you can freeze fresh chillis and chop from frozen when required

LovingKent Wed 11-Sep-13 15:00:40

You can store bramleys over the winter. Just wrap each one in newspaper and put in a cardboard box somewhere cool. Make sure they are not bruised or anything like that. They might go a bit wrinkly over the next few months but will still taste fine. Wrapping means that if you get one that does go mouldy it doesn't ruin the whole lot.

Chilli jam gets my vote. Actually, not jam, but jelly if you have a jelly bag. Much nice to look at if clear.

cloudskitchen Wed 11-Sep-13 14:18:42

Sorry no recipes but what about chilli jam. lovely with cheese. apple sauce to go in the freezer for pork or just to eat with ice cream or custard. apple chutney. apple pie or crumble. apple and chilli chutney. dutch apple cake...

Suddengeekgirl Wed 11-Sep-13 13:55:48

i have a fruit bowl full of SIL's bramley apples and a chilli plant covered in over 30 chillies! shock

any ideas for either or both before they spoil?

i'm thinking of maybe an apple and chilli chutney - any recommendations?

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