Tamarillo chutney

Fresh Ideas Tamarillo Chutney
This is a terrific, traditional Tamarillo Chutney recipe. Tamarillos are everywhere in the cooler months and they are sooo good for you. This tamarillo chutney is just perfect with roast pork.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Appetiser, Side Dish
Servings 8 cups


  • 2.5 kg tamarillos
  • 3 medium onions peeled and chopped
  • 3 apples peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp ginger grated
  • 1 tbsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 cups white vinegar


  • Discard the stems and place tamarillos in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and stand for 3-4 minutes. Drain and cover in cold water. When cool enough to handle, peel the tamarillos and slice into a saucepan.
  • Add the onions, apples, garlic and root ginger. Add the cloves and peppercorns (tied in muslin, optional) and stir in the chilli powder, salt, sugar and vinegar. Bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 1½ hours, until thick like jam.
  • Pack into hot clean jars. Seal when cold.


Thanks to the NZ Tamarillo Growers Assn. Jan Bilton's tip: Serve with hot roast pork or pork belly.
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  1. Lee on 04/07/2023 at 9:58 pm

    5 stars
    Very delicious, lots of flavour and versitile.

  2. Otto Du Plessis on 01/06/2022 at 4:01 am

    5 stars
    Really nice recipe, and is delicious. Thanks.

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