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Apple Chutney

Easy-to-make, delicious apple chutney with chopped apples, onion, vinegar, brown sugar, orange peel, ginger and cinnamon.

Apple Chutney
Elise Bauer

Apple chutney is a perfect accompaniment to roast chicken or pork! The chutney includes a combination of fresh apples, onion, ginger, orange peel, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar, giving it a tangy, spicy, sweet and sour flavor.

We usually buy chutney, but with our bountiful crop of apples I decided to try my hand at making some from scratch. It's easy, actually, much easier than I expected!

You just put all of the ingredients into a pot, bring to a simmer, and cook until everything cooks through and the flavors meld together.

For more information on which apple varieties are best for baking, check out our Guide to Apples.

Apple Chutney
Elise Bauer

Apple Chutney

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Yields 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 large tart cooking apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp grated orange peel
  • 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Combine ingredients and simmer

    Put all of the ingredients (chopped apples, onion, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, orange zest, grated ginger, cinnamon) into a medium saucepan and stir to combine.

    Heat on high to bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for about 40 minutes.

  2. Uncover and simmer off excess liquid

    Uncover and simmer over low heat for a few minutes more to cook off any excess liquid. Remove from heat and let cool.

    Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.