Apple Cranberry Chutney

Sweet and tangy chutney with apples, cranberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, orange zest, and ginger.

Apple Cranberry Chutney
Elise Bauer

I love making chutneys because they're so easy to make—just cook together a fruit, some onion, vinegar, sugar, and spices—and because chutneys go so well with baked chicken, our go-to midweek meal.

This apple cranberry chutney would work even better with turkey, and I could see it with pork as well.

The chutney will vary in texture depending on the cooking time and the type of apples you use (our Granny Smiths turn to mush pretty quickly).

I like this version with a bit of structure, but you could easily cook it longer and have it be more sauce-like.

For more information on apple varieties, check out our Guide to Apples.

Apple Cranberry Chutney

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings
Yield 2 cups


  • 2 good cooking apples, peeled and chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange zest

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • Small pinch ground clove


  1. Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for a few minutes more, to reduce any remaining liquid.

    Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
150 Calories
0g Fat
38g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 150
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 187mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.