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Jalapeno Cranberry Chutney

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour


4 pints

Updated: Sep. 13, 2022
This crimson-colored chutney from our Test Kitchen staff makes a tongue-tingling Christmas gift. Serve it with crackers as an appetizer or with turkey or chicken as a condiment.


  • 2-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 medium navel oranges
  • 2 medium lemons
  • 1 medium tart apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen cranberries, divided
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Grate the peel from the oranges and lemons; add to sugar mixture. Peel off and discard pith from oranges and lemons; chop pulp and add to sugar mixture. Stir in apple and jalapeno. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Add 3 cups cranberries, raisins and apricots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add remaining cranberries. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes longer.
  3. Stir in walnuts. Serve warm or chilled. Pour into refrigerator or freezer containers. Refrigerate for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 12 months.

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