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I’m attempting to make pineapple chutney. The mother in law suggested it. But all the recipes aren’t quite what I’m looking for! What would you put in in terms of spices? I have white wine vinegar, onions and the obvious pineapples. What else would you use?
Personally, and with absolutely no actual experience, I would go for cinnamon and cumin. Just because I think cinnamon would go really well with pineapple, and cumin would counterbalance all that sweetness. And Star anise, for the flavour and the prettiness!
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Angie’s suggestions are spot on. I would probably also add something for an extra touch of sweetness: dark brown sugar, raisins or dates if you like them in chutney (I don’t). If you have an Asian shop near you and can get jaggery or another palm sugar, I would go with that. Otherwise, just regular dark brown sugar. A little hot spice—cayenne pepper or plain chili powder—is also lovely with pineapple. Mace, nutmeg, allspice, any of that family of “sweet” spices (which includes cinnamon) will be lovely.
I made this at Christmas and it was lovely. Might make another batch as I’m out now. It was fantastic with blue cheese apparently - I wouldn’t know as I was pregnant and all the chutney had gone by the time baby arrived. http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/8155/pineapple-fig-and-ginger-chutney it was full of flavour.