Meet the Cook: While searching for something to enhance the taste of fowl years ago, I discovered this recipe. I revised it a little, and I've since served it at Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings (it's a hit with either poultry or pork) plus used it as a food-basket gift. It's been popular besides at church bazaars I've taken it to.
I grew up on a farm, and my husband (he's a cattle buyer) and I farmed for 20 years before moving to town. We have four children, all grown.
"After my mother reminisced about the chutney my grandmother made years ago, I combined a few recipes into this version," explains Charlotte Carlile from Daytona Beach, Florida. "It has since become a favorite, particularly when served with turkey or pork."
The pairing of sweet and tart fruits makes this chutney a wonderful accompaniment for pork. Not only is it a consistent blue-ribbon winner at fairs, it's a natural way to capture the best of autumn's harvest in a jar.
The unique flavor of this chutney complements turkey, pork and duck. At holiday time, I make a big batch so I have some to serve, some to share and some to freeze. To make a quick appetizer, blend up 1-1/2 cups, pour over cream cheese and serve with crackers.