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Malawian Fruit Chutney

Course Sauce
Cuisine Malawian
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 16 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 large fresh peaches
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 large red onions
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Soak the dried apricots in boiling water just enough to cover them.
  • Allow them to soak for about an hour until they are plump and re-hydrated.
  • Drain them but reserve the water and chop them into small pieces
  • Peel the peaches and chop them into small chunks
  • dice the onion
  • Place all the ingredients including the reserved water into a saucepan and heat for about 20 minutes until bubbly.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer for about 1 hour do not cover and stir occasionally
  • When it is ready, allow to cool for about 15 minutes before putting it into an air-tight quart container. Mason Jars, hot and sterilized work well for this.
  • The chutney is best in about two weeks time.