Quick Cranberry Chutney Recipe
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Quick Cranberry Chutney Recipe

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Its beautiful ruby hue makes this chutney ideal for the holiday season. The interesting mix of ingredients is a zesty complement to both meat and poultry.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium pear, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Cooked pork chops or roast turkey or chicken

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 115 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar, water, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Bring to a boil; reduce heat Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add the onion, apple and pear; cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in raisins, lemon juice and peel. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Just before serving, stir in the walnuts. Serve with meat. Yield: about 7 cups.
Originally published as Cranberry Chutney in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p24

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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BetseyWR User ID: 6621854 31524
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2013

"Never made chutney before. Served with turkey , Broccoli artichoke casserole and Sweet Potato Apple salad w Poppy seed dressing (all TOH recipes) got excellent reviews. Took also to a potluck and again great reviews. Thought it would also be good over pound cake or warmed over ice cream. Love the flavors. Will definitely make again."

barbmcmurdo User ID: 309474 78840
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2009

"I have made this for the last few years. I omit the onions and walnut to accomadate my family's taste. My dad actually ate is as jam on his biscuits."

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