Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Spicy Pie melon Chutney with Ginger

Place in the preserving Pot the following ingredients: -

260 gr White Sugar
200 gr Chopped Onion
100 gr white Sultaners
100 gr thinly sliced Fresh Ginger
1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
¼ Teaspoon White Pepper
½ teaspoon Salt
1 ¾ Cup of Cider Vinegar
Zest of One Lemon
Juice of 1 Lemon
½ Teaspoon Coriander seed powder
½ teaspoon ground Cumin seed
¼ - ½ teaspoon hot chilli paste or a dessert spoon of Sambal Oeleck paste
1/8 teaspoon ground Cardamom
1 teaspoon of mixed Pickling spices
1 Kg. of cubed seeded Pie Melon
bring to boil and let simmer under constant stirring till thickening to desired consistency.
Bottle and seal immediately, keeps for 12 month or longer.
NB. The Chilli paste, Ginger and garlic can be varied according to taste

The start of Pie Melon Lemon and Lime Jam

1 kg Pie Melon seeded and chopped to small pieces
Cover with 1 kg Sugar, when the sugar has melted and taken the juice out of the melon pieces, add the Juice of a large Lemon and the zest of 2 Limes and the juice of 4 limes.
Bring to boil and simmer stirring occasionally for ½ hour
Lift the melon pieces out and process in the blender to a pulp and return to pot.
Simmer, stirring most of the time.
The jam will set very fast. Bottle and seal.

A very delicate flavour but delicious on buttered breakfast toast
My wife Marcella better known as Gemini was very kind to scrape the seeds from the melon as I cut it into 2 inch slices to make it easier to handle.
I then used a potato peeler to take the skin off before chopping it to ¼ inch pieces

The Pie Melons was with complements from Linda and the GB on the farm
Thank you both


  1. What an interesting sounding jam. I must say I have never tasted this before, but gee it sounds tangy and nice.

    The chutney looks and sounds amazing. I could have used some of that on my lamb chops tonight. Thanks for posting your pie melon recipes. Fascinating.

  2. In place of pie melon I have used PawPaw or Mango
    from time to time

  3. Looking forward to a taste testing :-)