Puckett’s Pickles Tips

Jams & ChutneysServes 1-4

Put your left over festive pickles to good use with these quick January recipes from award-winning preserve maker Puckett’s Pickles.  Perfect for New Year’s suppers, these quick and simple tips will keep your taste buds tickled throughout the month ahead.


Spiced Tomato Chutney

Red Onion Chutney

Spiced Apple Chutney

Beetroot & Orange Chutney

Pear & Apricot Chutney

Chilli Chutney

Carrot & Cardamon Chutney


  1. Spiced Tomato Chutney For a tasty snack:  Spread onto toast then sprinkle with mature cheddar and grill until the cheese bubbles. Cheese on toast—totally transformed. Main Course: Your spaghetti bolognese will never be the same again once you’ve stirred a couple of spoonfuls into your sauce!
  2. Red Onion Chutney For an easy starter: Dollop a rich spoonful onto some goats cheese and bake in the oven.  Serve with warm, crusty bread and a walnut salad – deliciously quick! Main course: Work a generous spoonful into your home-made beef burgers before popping under the grill.
  3. Spiced Apple Chutney Gravy with gravitas: For a zingy roast pork gravy add a lavish spoonful and savour that flavour!
  4. Beetroot & Orange Chutney Simple salad dressing: For a spectacular accompaniment to cold meats or smoked trout, simply add a spoonful to your salad dressing. Pesto sauce: Whizz up with fresh dill, olive oil and crème fraîche for a gloriously pink, piquant pesto for pasta or fish.
  5. Pear & Apricot Chutney Perfect pizza: Spread thinly over a pizza base, add prosciutto and blue cheese then melt in the oven before scattering with fresh rocket.
  6. Chilli Chutney Prawn perfection: Spoon into filo parcels, a stir-fry or spread into a sandwich layered with rocket.
  7. Carrot & Cardamom Chutney Delicious dip: Perfect for dunking your popadoms, crisps, pita and crudités. A-glazing: Massage into a lamb joint and leave to marinate for a couple of hours.  Slow-roast for a luxuriously sticky glaze and wonderful gravy.