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Style:   American
Serves:   Many


  • 1 lb stoneless dates
  • 1 lb apples
  • 1 lb onions
  • 1 lb sultanas
  • 1 lb brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp pickling spices, tied in a muslin bag
  • You will need a supply of jam-jars, jam-jar covers and a large pan to keep the ingredients in.


1. Mince the dates, apples and onions and place in a large pan.

2. Add the sultanas and stir in the sugar.

3. Add all the other ingredients and stir well, but make sure the bag of

spices and the ginger are identifiable.

4. Leave for 24 hours but stir occasionally (once every 4 hours or so).

5. Remove the bag of spices and ginger.

6. Bottle and store in a coolish place.

7. Eat.