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Recipe Wednesday: Apple Chutney – canning recipe from 1946

This recipe comes from a canning recipe book from 1946 so it makes a large amount.


  • 36 medium sized sour apples
  • 18 medium sized green tomatoes
  • 6 sweet red peppers
  • 6 small onions (white)
  • 6 cupfuls sugar
  • 3 pints cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoonfuls salt
  • 3 teaspoonfuls cinnamon
  • 3 scant teaspoonfuls allspice
  • 1 teaspoonful ginger
  • 3 large cupfuls seeded raisins

Peel and core apples, seed peppers, peel onions. Put through coarse knife of food chopper. Heat vinegar and sugar. Add spices and raisins and bring to a boil. Stir in apples, onions, and peppers and cook at a rolling boil until thick, about 30 minutes. Makes 12 pints.

Back to Basics Steam Canner –

  • Aluminum steam canner with removable rack holds up to 7 quart-size jars
  • Cool-touch side handles promotes safe, secure handling and transport
  • Large dome lid with air holes for proper ventilation doubles as 15-quart kettle
  • Hand wash with hot, soapy water; not recommended for use on glass-top stove
  • Measures approximately 13 by 13-1/5 by 9-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty

RIBBON OF LOVE: 2nd edition – A Novel of Colonial America Inspired by actual people and historical events! Based on the Cottingham ancestors of Bibb County, Alabama.


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Back to Basics Steam Canner – 400A (Discontinued by Manufacturer) (Kitchen)

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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