I'm new here. I just a attempted making a home-made chutney for the first time, to give out as xmas presents. However after I made it, I realised I may have made some mistakes when it comes to sterilisation and preserving.
I cooked the chutney (recipe: BBC good food apple & cranberry chutney) for well over an hour and a half. At the same time I sterilised my kilner jars in the oven for 30 mins.
However, two things I believe I did wrong...
1. I let the jars cool completely before filling (to the top) with chutney
2. I left the orange rubber seals on the side and did not sterilize.
Now the chutney is all put away in the jars. Have I made a fatal error? If so, is it time to start from scratch, or is there anything I can do?