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1 bag of cranberries (fresh or frozen)
1 Orange (for zest and juice)
Chipotle Chili Peppers in Abodo Sauce
Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Small white onion (diced)
- Mix all ingredients except cranberries and apple in a pot on medium heat
*Cranberries should be almost completely submerged in the liquid base
(I used equal parts vinegar and water)
*Use whatever amounts you prefer of your favorite ingredients
*Remember, start small, you can always more at any point
- When mixture thickens, add in cranberries and let simmer for 15-20 minutes, uncovered
*Cranberry skin will pop open when they are done.
- Add diced apple, stir, cover, and cool.
*If you don’t want your chutney as chunky, adding your apples earlier will help break them down
*If loose liquid remains, bring to a boil again until liquid disappears
- Can serve warm or chilled
*Chutney improves with age so you can make this way ahead of time! : )
So what do you get when you mix sweet jam with pickled relish? I won’t leave you hanging: chutney. Not many of my close friends have heard of this phenomenon, but it is a definite staple for my Dad’s very British side of the family.
Chutney originated in India but is very popular in England. It goes very nicely with breads, creamy cheeses (such as gorgonzola or brie), can work as a spread for sandwiches, and is even a nice sweet little something extra to go with drier meats, such as turkey. This is precisely why I LOVE having cranberry chutney on Thanksgiving.
The chipotle salsa I added to this recipe adds a nice smoky flavor, as well, which is an even bigger compliment to meat. There aren’t many foods that have sweet, tart, and smoky all combined into one, so this is sure to impress your guests during the holidays!
The other great thing about chutney is that it gets better with age. This is a great thing to jar up and use year round or even give away for Christmas. Who doesn’t like receiving new yummy treats during the holiday season? Not I!
Hope you enjoy this alternative to your traditional cranberry sauce! You’ve just got to let me know how yours turns out!
Kathryn & The NSH Team