This Cranberry Chutney with Apples could be a delicious addition to every year Thanksgiving celebration. The combination of raisins, apples, dried apricots, orange juice and ginger is a symphony of flavors that will win your heart. If you try this recipe you will never buy the cans of cranberries again.
Few notes about cranberries:
Cranberries ripen when the nights are turning crisp with a definite scent of autumn in the air. This fruit, native to North America, has long enjoyed a prominent place at holiday meals. Known for the health benefits, cranberries have a long history and an important place in the American diet.
Cranberries are a good source of calcium, potassium and vitamin C. They are also high in antioxidants. If cranberries grace your table only once or twice a year, you are missing out! This tangy, versatile berry can add zip and flavor to many recipes and bring joy at the table.
I never buy the cans of cranberries from the store because I like to control the amount of sugar I put in my cranberry sauce. Then, I enjoy combining flavors and textures, so the cans absolutely do not work for me.
Even for you, the ones out there who are in charge of the cooking during the holidays, please buy fresh cranberries and make your own sauce or relish. This dish will be one of the stars on the table. The recipe is so easy to make, that you really don’t have any excuse to not try it.
I used cranberries (of course!), dried apricots, because I love their flavor, raisins, apples, orange juice and orange zest. Then, I added lemon juice, ginger and a few flakes of red pepper. The result? A delicious chutney that smells like heaven, has a ton of flavor and a wonderful texture. The perfect flavors for the holidays!
How To Make Cranberry Chutney with Apples:
Prepare your ingredients. Wash the apples, core and chop them into small pieces. Wash the cranberries and remove any of the soft or spoiled ones. In a saucepan, combine chopped apricots, sugar, raisins, orange juice, cranberries, apple, and lemon zest.
- 3 cups cranberries
- ¼ cup dried apricots chopped
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 cup orange juice(or 2 medium oranges)
- zest from the oranges
- 1 lemon (juice and zest)
- 1 big apple or 2-3 medium ones
- ½ teaspoon ginger powder
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Prepare your ingredients. Wash the apples, core and chop them into small pieces. Wash the cranberries and remove any of the soft or spoiled ones.
- In a saucepan, combine apricots, sugar, raisins, orange juice, cranberries, apple, and lemon zest.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, stirring for 5 minutes. Simmer for 15 minutes more or until at least half of the cranberries have popped.
- Stir in the lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and ginger into the mixture before removing from heat.
- Serve the cranberry chutney chilled or at room temperature.