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Get the Middleton Family Marrow Chutney Recipe That Princess Kate Made for the Queen (Hint: "Marrow" Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means)

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We already know that Princess Kate has some professional experience in the kitchen.

And now, thanks to the new ITV documentary Our Queen at 90, we know that Kate put her skills to work to impress none other than Queen Elizabeth II herself.

For her first Christmas with the royal family, Kate gave the Queen a jar of homemade chutney from her grandmother’s recipe, the royal mom revealed in the documentary – and the Queen took extra care to show Kate she appreciated the gift.

“I noticed the next day that it was on the table,” Kate said. “Such a simple gesture went such a long way for me.”

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So what goes into the Middleton family chutney? According to Celebrate, the 2012 cookbook and entertaining guide written by Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, the recipe features, apples, onions and “marrows” – that’s zucchini for Americans.

The condiment, which is called “Granny’s Marrow Chutney” in Pippa’s book, involves simmering 4 lbs. of zucchini with a mixture of raisins, onions, brown sugar, malt vinegar and other seasonings for 2 hours. The full recipe can be found on a Pippa fan tumblr here.