Preserve the Season: Mary Berry Green Tomato Chutney Recipe

Today I am making Mary Berry’s delightful Green Tomato Chutney from scratch. With a perfect blend of tangy green tomatoes, sweet apples and aromatic spices this chutney is a delightful addition to your pantry. Follow my easy step-by-step instructions to create this flavorful condiment. It’s perfect to incorporate with sandwiches, cheese platters and many more snacks. I’ve adapted the original recipe to make a larger batch. It’s perfect for serving a crowd of up to 20 people.

How to Make Mary Berry’s Green Tomato Chutney Recipe Overview:

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Total Time: Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Serving Quantity: Makes about 10 (8-ounce) jars, serving up to 20 people

Tools and Equipment:

To make Mary Berry’s Green Tomato Chutney, you’ll need some essential tools and equipment commonly found in most kitchens. Here’s what you’ll require:

  • Large Saucepan
  • Cutting Board and Knife
  • Wooden Spoon or Stirring Utensil
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons 
  • Ladle or Spoon
  • Jars and Lids
  • Pot for Jar Sterilization
  • Pot Holders and Oven Mitts


  • Green tomatoes – 2kg (4.4 pounds)
  • Apples – 900g (2 pounds)
  • Onions – 450g (1 pound)
  • Raisins or sultanas – 450g (1 pound)
  • Brown sugar –  450g (1 pound)
  • Cider vinegar –  1140ml (2 pints)
  • Salt – 4 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds – 4 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground allspice – 2 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • Cayenne pepper – 1 teaspoon


  1. Preparation of Ingredients: Start by washing and chopping the green tomatoes. Peel, core, and chop the apples. Now take the onions and start to peel and chop them.
  2. Mixing: In a large pot, combine all the ingredients – chopped green tomatoes, apples, onions, raisins/sultanas, brown sugar, cider vinegar, and spices.
  3. Simmering: Place the pot over medium heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Cooking: Continue to simmer the mixture for about 25-50 minutes, or until it thickens and the ingredients are well incorporated.
  5. Cooling and Storing: Once the chutney is cooked, allow it to cool. Then, transfer it into sterilized jars and seal tightly.

Nutritional Value (per 2 tablespoons):

Calories: 90

Carbohydrates: 24g

Sugars: 20g

Fat: 0g

Protein: 0.5g

Fiber: 1g


Can I use red tomatoes for this recipe?

Green tomatoes are preferred for their tanginess, but ripe red ones can be used with slightly adjusted sugar quantities for a sweeter chutney.

How long does it last?

If you store the chutney properly, it can last up to a year. But it’s so delicious; it might not stick around that long!

What can I pair it with?

It’s fantastic with cheese, cold meats, or as a sandwich spread. Get creative!

Can I halve the recipe for a smaller batch?

Absolutely! Adjust the ingredients accordingly.

What’s the ideal storage temperature?

Store in a cool, dark place, ideally at temperatures between 50°F to 70°F (10°C to 21°C).


There you have it, Mary Berry’s Green Tomato Chutney recipe, perfected for a larger crowd. This homemade chutney is a delightful way to capture the essence of summer and savor it all year round. Whether as a thoughtful gift or a pantry staple, it’s bound to become a favorite in your household. Enjoy the rich, complex flavors and the satisfaction of homemade goodness!

Green Tomato Chutney Recipe Mary Berry

Green Tomato Chutney Recipe Mary Berry

3 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 10 Jar


  • Green tomatoes – 2kg 4.4 pounds
  • Apples – 900g 2 pounds
  • Onions – 450g 1 pound
  • Raisins or sultanas – 450g 1 pound
  • Brown sugar – 450g 1 pound
  • Cider vinegar – 1140ml 2 pints
  • Salt – 4 teaspoons
  • Mustard seeds – 4 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger – 2 teaspoons
  • Ground allspice – 2 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon – 2 teaspoons
  • Cayenne pepper – 1 teaspoon


  • Prepare Your Ingredients: Start by gathering all your ingredients. You’ll need apples, green tomatoes, onions, raisins, brown sugar, cider vinegar, salt, mustard seeds, ground ginger, ground allspice, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.
  • Chop and Dice: Grab your trusty cutting board and knife. Wash the apples, green tomatoes, and onions. Then, chop them into small, bite-sized pieces. Toss them into a roomy saucepan.
  • Add the Sweetness: Now, it’s time to add that delightful sweetness. Pop in the raisins and the brown sugar right into the mix.
  • Spice It Up: Spice it up with the ground ginger, mustard seeds, cinnamon, ground allspice and a pinch of cayenne pepper. This is where the magic happens.
  • Mix It Well: Give everything a good stir, making sure those flavors start to mingle. The kitchen should already smell amazing.
  • Turn Up the Heat: Crank up the heat under your saucepan until the mixture starts to bubble and boil. High heat for this part.
  • Simmer and Stir: Reduce the heat of the stove to low, but don’t walk away. Let it simmer gently for about an hour. Stir occasionally; it should slowly thicken and transform.
  • Sterilize Lids and Jars: While your chutney is simmering away, take a big pot and fill it with water. Pop your lids and jars in there and let them boil for 10 minutes. Safety first!
  • Thick and Fragrant: When your chutney is thickened and it’s fragrant enough to make your neighbors jealous, take it off the heat.
  • Cool Down a Bit: Leave it to cool down for a few minutes, but don’t worry; it won’t take long.
  • Jar Filling Time: Get those sterilized jars ready. With a ladle or a big spoon, gently fill them with your glorious chutney, leaving a bit of space at the top. It’s like art, really.
  • Seal the Deal: Seal those jars tight with the sterilized lids. Make sure they’re snug; you want to keep that freshness locked in.
  • Cool Completely: Set your jars aside to cool completely. It’s like waiting for a surprise party.
  • The Patience Game: You can dig in immediately, but here’s the secret: it’s even better after a few weeks or months of maturing. Let it sit in a cool, dark place and savor the anticipation.
  • Enjoy Your Creation: When the time is right, pop open a jar, spread it on a cracker, or pair it with your favorite dish. You’ve just made Mary Berry’s Green Tomato Chutney, and it’s absolutely scrumptious!
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1 thought on “Preserve the Season: Mary Berry Green Tomato Chutney Recipe”

  1. 3 stars
    Having started cooking the recipe, you then realise it doesn’t say how long to boil it before turning down to a simmer. It also mentions salt and cider vinegar in the ingredients, when were they supposed to be added?


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