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Cranberry-Apple Chutney Recipe

Cranberry-Apple Chutney Recipe

"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: 20 min. Cook: 35 min. + chilling YIELD:16 servings


  • 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


  • 1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Carefully stir in the cranberries, apples, onion, raisins, brown sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves.
  • 2. Return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes or until desired thickness, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, stir in walnuts. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 147 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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debphillips630 User ID: 7719590 240267
Reviewed 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."

wally4859 User ID: 8126755 148795
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2014

"This is simply delicious. It makes a lot and I thought we would have trouble with too much left over. Not so, it is good atop plain yogurt for a dessert, it is good on top of oatmeal, it is just good to eat. Love, Love, Love."

jbsebas User ID: 3296968 123422
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"very good"

Twodisneyfans User ID: 5579393 193419
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This is a new Thanksgiving tradition for our family - everyone loves it! I haven't modified the recipe at all. I don't always use the walnuts."

Pattycakes1109 User ID: 7434859 108644
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"This is the best ..... wont use regular cranberry sauce anymore.."

Jennifer Charlton User ID: 6937856 212083
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2012

"I followed this recipe this exactly as instructed and it came out perfect. I had rave reviews from family and friends wo tried it. Its a keeper"

navyaunt User ID: 6719591 180801
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This recipe is awesome. The only thing I did was omit the onions and the walnuts..This will be on my dinner table every year for the holidays."

LindaZ4 User ID: 1125073 112704
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2012

"This will be a new Thanksgiving tradition! Added a tiny bit of orange zest ----- loved it."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 191056
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"My first time to make chutney, and this recipe didn't dissapoint. The cranberry, apple, raisins and onion really went well together and it tasted incredible! It tastes awesome over pork roast and it froze very well too. Will be making this again next year for SURE!"

aasher1 User ID: 2992152 114798
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"This was the 1st time I've made this recipe. I'm not a big raisin fan so replaced the raisins with chopped pineapple. It was awesome! I actually made 2 different recipes and, although they were both good, we liked this one best."

25kevin User ID: 2113564 189962
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011

"This is a fantastic and versatile chutney. I have also used it in my own version of the very popular baked brie appetizer."

deemom80 User ID: 3288760 131057
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"I made this last year for Thanksgiving and have gotten requests to make it again this year. It's very tasty!"

jlsloan77 User ID: 4628926 112695
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2011

"This chutney is fabulous. I make it with Splenda to reduce the calories and no one can tell. Everyone loves it. It freezes really well too."

turkey3341 User ID: 5722091 193354
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"it is awesome"

Guyute_Pig User ID: 5721540 180799
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2010

"Excellent, I will cut the sugar in half next time."

reportertanya User ID: 2517171 192170
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

"This recipe smells great while it's cooking, and the apples really worked well with the cranberries. We let it sit overnight so the flavors could meld, and it tasted great on Thanksgiving!"

wiscook User ID: 1143528 112693
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2010

"awesome, used on my turkey sandwich leftovers. Very good."

arsschultz User ID: 1647907 108642
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2010

"I love cranberry sauce and thought this to be a good recipe, boy was I wrong. No one liked it and if I were to think about making another cranberry sauce in the future, I will NOT be adding onion. Every bit I took, I could taste the onion and I don't think it goes well."

marciaoakley User ID: 1474421 176026
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"My daughter made this for Thanksgiving. She also served some over cream cheese with crackers as an appetizer. It is really good!"

mrstlt User ID: 1476181 189961
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"yum!!! I made this for a pot luck at work and everyone really enjoyed it!!"

mrstlt User ID: 1476181 193416
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

"yum!!! I made this for a pot luck at work and everyone really enjoyed it!!"

Angblanch User ID: 5592842 176235
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2010

"I just made this recipe today for a holiday gathering with friends. I just had to taste is since it looked so good and smelled so good so I put a little on a chicken breast will make it again for Thanksgiving and for Christmas and can't wait to try it on cream cheese as you suggested in the magazine. thanks for the addition to my favorite recipes collection."

bigbellybeffers User ID: 1913167 212082
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010

"I served this at a summer turkey out the freezer before winter....had so many requests for the recipe! Ran into a problem trying to get fresh or frozen cranberries out of season though, I just bought dried Craisins, hydrated them in water for 30 minutes, and worked like a charm!"

1michael User ID: 441661 193398
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2010


Frisian_girl User ID: 1022076 180797
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"I wanted to do something different with cranberries for my Thanksgiving dinner and I thought I would try this. AMAZING taste for sure! Everyone should try this recipe."

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