Red Dried Fruit Chutney

[ 4 ] December 14, 2013 |

Red Dried Fruit Chutney and  Cranberries

Today we’re making Red Dried Fruit Chutney. Chutney is a condiment which usually consists of a mix of chopped fruits, vinegar, spices, and sugar cooked into a chunky spread. Most chutneys are on the spicy-hot side, but it’s easy to adjust the heat factor to your liking. This Red Dried Fruit Chutney is not spicy, but feel free to add some heat to it.

Red Dried Fruit Chutney and Cranberries

I like chutney served over baked brie or used as a condiment paired with meats. There are hundreds of possible combinations of ingredients for chutney. Most chutneys have a fruit base, but many non-sweet vegetables can also work well.

Once you get the basic concept down, you can experiment with any number of fruits and vegetables. Use firm-fleshed, under-ripe fruits such as green mangos, peaches, apples, and nectarines.

Red Dried Fruit Chutney and Cranberries

This chutney recipe delivers a mélange of dried fruits combined with fresh apple and pear. A blend of flavorful spices enhances the fruits to create a nice complement for many foods.

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Red Dried Fruit Chutney
Serves: 3 cups
  • 1 onion, cut into pieces
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups of dried red fruits (such as dried grapes, cherries, cranberries, blueberries)
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 pear or 1 peach diced
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • ¾ cup Cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 small 1-inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a large pot, combine all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and lower the heat. Simmer gently for 30 to 40 minutes. Cool and store in refrigerator up to 1 month.

This recipe is inspired from the magazine LeMust.Ca
Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. This looks beautiful! I’m making this for sure. What a great gift idea.

  2. This is FAB, Marie. I have only made chutney at Thanksgiving and buy jars of it to cover cheese throughout the year. What was I thinking??

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