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Cranberry-Apple Chutney

"In our house, this chutney is a must-have for our Thanksgiving dinner. It also makes a great appetizer when spooned over cream cheese on Melba rounds." - Mary Ellen Gilbert, Franconia, New Hampshire
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    16 servings (1/4 cup each)


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 2 large tart apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted


  • In a large saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3 minutes. Carefully stir in all remaining ingredients except walnuts; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until mixture reaches desired thickness, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve warm or cold. Stir in walnuts before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 149 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Peter
    Jan 19, 2021

    Fantastic recipe. Nice balance of sweet and tart. I made this to accompany a tourtière that we had for dinner last night. Thank you for sharing.

  • LBScantlin1
    Nov 15, 2020

    Love this recipe so much!! Does anyone know if it has an appropriate pH level for water-bath canning?

  • Lynne
    Oct 24, 2020

    It was really easy to make and is very tasty, but really sweet. Next time I make it, I will use probably less than half of the sugar stated in the recipe. But will definitely make it again

  • Shari
    Nov 11, 2019

    So happy that I tried this recipe, what a tasty flavor profile...served with a sausage stuffed pork loin roast and roasted vegetables. Definately a Keeper, will make again and again! Thank you.

  • soccermom3x
    Apr 10, 2018

    I love this. I buy and freeze extra fresh cranberries in the fall so I can make this all year

  • Erin
    Nov 27, 2017

    I'm so happy I made this! What a hit it was for Thanksgiving this year! I made sure to put away a very small bowl to use as a spread on whatever I could. Definitely a must have for the next holiday dinner.

  • Mindy
    Nov 22, 2017

    Made this a couple of years ago. It was amazing. Hosting again this year and it will be on my table for sure!

  • Brian
    Nov 15, 2017

    Make extra, it is delicious with any roast meat or as a topping on many things.

  • Pressuredcook
    Nov 13, 2017

    Delicous! I use a small onion so the onion flavor does not overpower the other ingredients. Great with turkey, chicken, pork loin & pork chops.

  • debphillips630
    Dec 26, 2015

    Just made this yesterday with my youngest granddaughter's help for our Christmas dinner! My family LOVED it! Very easy to make and it's WONDERFUL with ham.