Peel, core and chop the apples. Put the vinegar into a pan with the sugar, salt, ginger and chopped chillies and bring to the boil. Add the apples, chopped onions, dates and sultanas, and simmer for at least 1 hour until golden brown and thick. The apples make a lot of juice, and the chutney should not be runny. Put into hot jars, cover and seal. The chillies make the chutney very hot, and may be omitted.
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