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an image of two glass bottles filled with Mrs. Balls Chutney as well as one of malt vinegar and fruit in a glass bowl

South African Mrs. Balls Chutney

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  • Prep Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 15 hours
  • Yield: 2,5 liters (5x500ml) jars; 50 servings at 50 ml per serving 1x
  • Category: Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Produce
  • Cuisine: South African


Mrs. Ball’s Chutney is a super delicious, awesome spicy condiment that is extremely popular in South Africa. You prepare it with dried fruits and spices that will provide a unique and tangy flavor. If you’re looking for a unique and flavorful condiment, Mrs. Ball’s Chutney is definitely worth trying!


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  1. Soak the dried fruit in malt vinegar overnight.
  2. Chop the onions into small pieces.
  3. Drain the fruit and retain the vinegar.
  4. Process the fruit and chopped onions in a food processor.
  5. Add the processed fruit and onion mixture to a pot.
  6. Add sugar, retained plus 1-liter vinegar, and bring to a boil while stirring.
  7. Add more vinegar if too thick (it should not be too runny or too thick).
  8. Cook for 1 – 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent it from ‘catching’ on the bottom.
  9. Add the salt and cayenne pepper while cooking and tasting to your preference.
  10. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Edward from SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas  Daily Recipes.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 285
  • Sugar: 58
  • Sodium: 95
  • Fat: 0
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 62
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1
  • Cholesterol: 0
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