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3/4 ts Cayenne pepper
1 lg Garlic ; minced
1/2 ts Grated orange rind
568 ml Fresh hips, seeds removed
568 ml Cider vinegar or wine
30 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
2 ts Ground ginger
226 g Raisins or sultanas, chopped
680 g Cooking apples, peeled,
29 ml Fresh orange juice,
284 ml Dried rose hips, seeds
1 ts Ground cloves
226 g Brown sugar


  • large heavy saucepan
  • canning jars
  • parafin
  • cellophane
  • plastic-lined lids or jars with hinged lids and rubber seals.


  1. Remove seeds from rosehips.
  2. Soak the rosehips, raisins or sultanas, and apples in vinegar overnight.
  3. After soaking, place the rosehips with remaining ingredients in a large, heavy saucepan.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil oveer high heat, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened.
  5. Leave to cool, then place chutney in clean, dry jars and cover with parafin and cellophane and plastic-lined lids (or glass jars with rubber seals and hinged lids).
  6. Store chutney in a cool place.
  7. Keep for at least a month before using.
  8. Like all chutneys, this one improves with age.
  9. It goes well with, turkey, ham, or game and is good during the winter holidays.