Nectarine Chutney


Nectarine chutney is perfect when paired with crumbly cheddar cheese or slathered over a simple grilled cheese! It’s also a fantastic way to use up an abundance of the fruit and ensure the nectarine flavors last through the winter months.


  • 5-6 small to medium nectarines roughly cubed

  • 1 brown onion finally diced

  • 1 garlic clove crushed

  • ½ cup caster sugar

  • ½ cup white wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp ginger grated

  • 1 tsp whole all spice

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds 

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

  • Good pinch salt

  • Olive oil for cooking



  1. Add a good drizzle of olive oil to a large pot on medium heat, add the diced onion, crushed garlic, ginger and spices. Stir and Sauté until the onions become transparent; scrap the bottom of the pot to prevent the spices from burning.

  2. Add the white wine followed by the caster sugar, diced nectarines and a good pinch of sea salt.

  3. Place a lid on slightly ajar and turn the heat down to low / medium. Allow to simmer for 1 hour, stirring a few times through out the cooking process to prevent the chutney burning on the bottom.

  4.  While the chutney is shimmering away the preserving jars can be sterilized. Thoroughly wash x2 275g glass jars and the lids, rinse off any excess soap. Place them on a clean tray and put them in the oven on 110° for 15 minutes (remove any rubber seals). Once sterilized turn off the oven and leave them in the there until they are ready to be filled.

  5. Once the chutney has thickened when you drag a spoon through it and there is not any excess clear liquid then its ready.

  6. Spoon the hot chutney into the jars and place the lid on while it’s still hot. Allow the jars to cool on the bench.

  7. It can be eaten straight away or wait for 6 weeks for the vinegar flavors to become more mild.


Qty: Makes x2 375g jars

Cook time: 1 hr


N.B: The chutney can be stored in the pantry unopened for 1 year or once opened, kept in the fridge (will last up to 3 months opened). 

Recipe, styling and photography by Bonnie Coumbe. Visit her site here & Instagram here.