Easy Cranberry Apple Chutney Recipe | Cook's Hideout (2024)

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This sweet and spicy Cranberry Apple Chutney is a very easy to make recipe. Perfect condiment to serve for Thanksgiving dinner or at any holiday party.

Apple and cranberry is an amazing sweet and sour combination. The warm spices, cinnamon and allspice, make this condiment very flavorful and delicious.

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Table of contents

  • About the recipe
  • Why I love this recipe
  • Ingredients
  • Instructions
  • Expert Tips
    • Serving ideas
  • You might also like
  • Recipe Card

About the recipe

Cranberries are everywhere during fall & winter and especially during Thanksgiving. I usually buy a big bag of them from Costco, use half and freeze the other half.

I love the tart flavor of a cranberry. The tartness works beautifully in many Indian dishes like this cranberry pulihora or this spicy cranberry pachadi (chutney). I also love the sweetened ones in recipes like this almond cranberry biscotti.

The addition of apple to cranberries balances the the tartness. Warm spices make this cranberry chutney fragrant and flavorful. Chopped, toasted walnuts add texture to this simple dish.

The whole house smells amazing while making this apple and cranberry chutney. It tastes sweet, tart and spicy, all at the same time.A perfect dish to serve for Thanksgiving or for any holiday party.

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Why I love this recipe

  • easy recipe
  • fragrant and flavorful
  • perfect for any holiday meal
  • unlimited ways of serving
  • great to make ahead

Ingredients

For the details of the exact quantities of each ingredient and the list of ingredients needed, check the printable recipe card below.

Here are the ingredients you need to make this cranberry and apple chutney:

  • Fresh Cranberries - avoid mushy, wrinkled, discolored berries
  • Apple - use any of your favorite variety. I love using pink lady or other crisp apple.
  • Onion
  • Raisins
  • Sugar and salt
  • Apple cider vinegar - substitute with red wine or white wine vinegar.
  • Spices - ground cinnamon, allspice and cloves
  • Walnuts - toasted and chopped
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Instructions

For the detailed instructions on how to make the recipe with exact timings, check the printable recipe card below.

Here is how to make this easy and delicious cranberry apple chutney recipe:

In a medium size saucepan on medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.

Stir in the cranberries, apples, onion, raisins, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves.

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Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 15~20 minutes or until it reaches the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.

The consistency of the chutney is up to you. If you like it chunky, then leave it chunky. Otherwise mash it with a potato masher or the back of the spoon until nice and smooth.

Serve warm or cold. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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Expert Tips

  • Substitute apple cider vinegar with red wine or white wine vinegar.
  • Adjust the amount of sugar depending on the tartness of the cranberries and your taste preference.
  • The consistency of this sweet cranberry chutney is personal choice. You can leave it chunky or use a potato masher or the back of the spoon to mash into a smooth paste.
  • Store leftover chutney in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or frozen for up to 2 months.

Serving ideas

  • Cranberry chutney is a Thanksgiving staple. But you can make this spicy sweet chutney all through the year. It is great to serve with tortilla chips, roti, paratha.
  • Mix with softened cream cheese and use as a spread.
  • Stir into yogurt, top with granola and enjoy for breakfast.

You might also like

Here are a few more delicious holiday dishes that you might like:

  • Swedish Christmas porridge
  • Holiday Hoska (Eggless, Vegan recipe)
  • Hot Chocolate (Using Ganache)
  • Lentil Salad with Cranberries
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Recipe Card

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Cranberry Apple Chutney

Cranberry Apple Chutney is a spicy and flavorful dish with the addition of warm spices. It's great to serve for Thanksgiving or as a spread for rotis, parathas and even as a dip for chips.

Author: Pavani

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Prep Time: 10 minutes mins

Cook Time: 20 minutes mins

Total Time: 30 minutes mins

Course: condiments

Cuisine: American

Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • ¼~⅓ cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 cup Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Medium Apple, chopped
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Golden Raisins
  • 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch Ground Allspice
  • Pinch Ground cloves
  • To taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Walnuts, toasted and chopped

Instructions

  • In a medium size saucepan on medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.

    ¼~⅓ cup Sugar, ¼ cup Water

  • Stir in the cranberries, apples, onion, raisins, vinegar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and salt.

    1 cup Fresh Cranberries, 1 Medium Apple, chopped, 1 Small Onion, finely chopped, 2 tablespoons Golden Raisins, 2 tablespoons Apple cider vinegar, ½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon, Pinch Ground Allspice, Pinch Ground cloves, To taste Salt

  • Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for 15~20 minutes or until it reaches the mixture thickens, stirring occasionally.

  • Stir in the toasted, chopped walnuts. Serve warm or cold. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

    2 tablespoons Walnuts, toasted and chopped

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Notes

    • Substitute apple cider vinegar with red wine or white wine vinegar.
    • Adjust the amount of sugar depending on the tartness of the cranberries and your taste preference.
    • The consistency of this sweet cranberry chutney is personal choice. You can leave it chunky or use a potato masher or the back of the spoon to mash into a smooth paste.
    • Store leftover chutney in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or frozen for up to 2 months.

    Serving ideas

    • Cranberry chutney is a Thanksgiving staple. But you can make this spicy sweet chutney all through the year. It is great to serve with tortilla chips, roti, paratha.
    • Mix with softened cream cheese and use as a spread.
    • Stir into yogurt, top with granola and enjoy for breakfast.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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Comments

  1. srividhya

    Love all the ingredients went in there. Cranberry, apple and onion wow. This is one flavor ful chutney

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  2. Rajani

    Now that you say it, I can imagine it pairing so well with yogurt. The pictures are great, as always

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  3. Srivalli

    Ah love the bright pretty colour of the chutney...very nice..

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  4. Sharmila - The Happie Friends potpourri Corner

    Yummy,, That dark red chutney is having such a killer color!! Cant take my Eyes off it!!

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  5. Sandhiya

    Such a eye appealing chutney,can't take my eyes from the pictures. Bookmarked to try.

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  6. Priya Suresh

    Omg, this chutney looks absoutely stunning, cranberry apple chutney tempts me a lot.

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  7. Vaishali Sabnani

    It is a pretty looking chutney..wish we could get fresh cranberries here..beautiful clicks.

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  8. themadscientistskitchen

    Wow! that is an awesomely beautiful chutney. Sounds yum too.

    Reply

  9. Priya

    Looks yumm pavani, that gorgeous color is more inviting!

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  10. Harini

    Interesting spread with cranberries.

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  11. sapana

    Loved this chutney and ha made a couple of times since then. Thanks for the mention. Yours looks so beautiful dark red and very eye pleasing.

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  12. Chef Mireille

    great way to utilize seasonal produce

    Reply

  13. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    What a lovely color of the chutney. My boys would love this with pretzel sticks.

    Reply

  14. Deborah

    I love chutney when I go out to Indian food and am sitting here wondering why I've never made it myself! After looking at this recipe, I think it's time. Thanks for sharing. It looks fantastic.

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