remedies for overcooked chutney?

Made Laurie Colwin's Lemon Chutney (which I've done maybe a dozen times), but forgot I was making half a batch. Slightly overcooked so darker, stickier, denser than usual. Remedies to loosen it up or ways to serve? Tastes too good to throw out. Help, please!

  • Posted by: Nancy
  • March 2, 2017
  • 1402 views
  • 3 Comments

3 Comments

Nancy March 5, 2017
Thanks for your replies.
I consulted Mrs Wheelbarrow by email and she tells me the problem comes from making a half batch...seems the fruit and water need some more time to cook together than a small amount of preserves allows. Thus, with the smaller amount, the sugar caramelized before the fruit was cooked.
Nothing to do about it. Similar results come with a half batch of overcooked jam.
Will use the ruined results as a kind of candy for home use and make something else to replace the chutney in planned gifts for upcoming Purim.
 
QueenSashy March 2, 2017
Agree with Lisanne. That should bring it to the consistency you desire.
 
creamtea March 2, 2017
Add hot water and re-simmer?
 
Recommended by Food52