Our citrusy and tangy, ‘Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney’ is genuinely unique and proving extremely popular since it first appeared in September last year. To create extra magic, our ‘apricot and orange’ is accompanied by a hint of garlic and toasted coriander which brings an exotic spice to the blend. Here are ten things we love about our orangey favourite.

1. It’s the brightest of our bunch, not only in colour but one to wake up those taste buds with its fresh and tangy personality. This is no ‘base note’ chutney – it’s here and alive and ready to energise your favourite foods.

2. Wensleydale is the standout perfect pairing for this chutney (or a similar crumbly hard cheese). Rather than buying the fruity ‘in cheese’ varieties, finding the highest quality Wensleydale and pairing with such a citrusy and tangy chutney creates a match made in heaven.

3. Pates and Terrines are also a perfect pairing. The fattiness is superbly cut through by the sharp tanginess of the citrus, leaving the meatiness of your pate perfectly balanced.

4. The garlic in our ‘Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney’ is key to bringing all the ingredients together. Everything gains a sharper flavour around the garlic. It also adds a succulent quality to the chutney. We use just enough and not too much.

5. Corriander seeds have delicious citrus and balsamic character. They lend a startlingly pretty flavour often used to offset the bitterness of wine when you mull it. It brings the spice in our ‘Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney’ and is a complimentary fellow ingredient to one holding such orangeness in its character.

6. Pork pies feature ever so regularly at Northumbrian Pantry with them pairing so well with many chutneys and relishes. The saltiness of your meaty delight accompanied by the sweet, sour and bitterness of the chutney creates a perfect balance!

7. A wonderful ‘hors hors d’oeuvre’ – adding the ideal touch to pate bites on small crackers and of course with small cheese squares, perhaps on mini oatcakes.

8. Toasted crumpets and spiced apricot and orange chutney? One of our regular Pantry followers has these as a favoured lunchtime snack. Sounds divine!

9. Works as a superb marinade for chicken before grilling or cooking on the BBQ. Use the remainder of the chutney as a wonderful sauce for your meal.

10. Did we mention a roast dinner? If Lamb has mint, then our favourite friend for Roast Pork would be our ‘Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney’. It just works perfectly!

Share your experiences! We’d love to hear how you like to enjoy our ‘Spiced Apricot and Orange Chutney’.