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Close up jar of homemade feijoa chutney on a board, with vintage spoon and fresh feijoas, stacked jars of chutney in the background.
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Feijoa chutney

This feijoa chutney is a fantastic way of using up loads of feijoas and keeping them for a long time. A great savory option that pairs wonderfully with cheese.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: Kiwi, New Zealand
Keyword: feijoa recipe, kiwi food, New Zealand food, pineapple guava chutney, pineapple guava recipe, savory feijoa recipe
Servings: 5 cups, approx.


  • A very large pot with a lid.
  • Jars with lids you can sterilize.
  • Optional - preserving funnel and magnetic lid tool.


  • 1 kg (2.2lbs) fresh feijoas
  • ½ kg (1.1lbs) apples
  • ½ kg (1.1lbs) brown onions (about 2 large onions)
  • ¾ cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 & ¼ cups (275 gms) tightly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • zest of one medium lemon
  • ¾ teaspoon five spice
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 3 smallish sized chills, medium heat
  • 1 cup water


  • Cut the flowers from the top of the feijoas and dice into bit sized pieces.
  • Peel and dice the apples. Peel and dice the onions.
  • Zest and juice the lemon. Deseed and finely chop the chilies.
  • Add the dices feijoas, apples, onions, brown sugar, vinegar, lemon juice and zest, chilli, spices and water to a large pot.
  • Stir well an heat on medium until mix starts to boil. Cover and simmer or low for three to four hours. In the last hour remove the lid and stir stir stir, or until the chutney has turned a rich brown color and has thickened up nicely.
  • Transfer piping hot chutney to hot sterilized jars, taking care not to get chutney around the rim, and screw on sterilized lids immediately.
  • Allow to cool completely on a heatproof surface. Label the jars with the name and date it was made.
  • Store in a cool dry place or in the fridge for up to a year. Once opened store in the fridge and use within four weeks.


The flavor of this chutney will develop in the jar over time.  Some say chutney doesn't reach is full flavor potential for several weeks!
To store this chutney properly you will need to put into to clean, sterilized jars.  For an easy way to do this see my post on how to sterilize jars in the oven.