A chunky chutney like this one makes a great gift for friends and neighbors. I give them the chutney in a decorated jar with a package of cream cheese and a box of crackers. It makes a lovely snack and is just as good alongside a main dish. --Cheryl Lottman Stillwater, Minnesota

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5 mins
15 mins
20 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer for 15-20 minutes or until apple is tender and mixture thickens. Cool completely.

  • Store in the refrigerator. Serve over cream cheese with crackers or as a condiment with pork, ham or chicken.

Nutrition Facts

104 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 27.1g; fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1.4mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (316)

Rating: 5 stars
This was devoured at Christmas when served with cream cheese and crackers. The only changes I made were reducing the sugar by half and using canned whole cranberry jelly because I couldn't find fresh or frozen cranberries for whatever reason. I tripled the recipe - to use as gifts - and still thought it was a bit too sweet. Fantastic overall. Great as a condiment as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Cheryl, you are the Cranberry Queen! Here I sit, on the morning of our Thanksgiving here in Canada (October 12), and I'm in heaven! I wasn't sure about this recipe but was committed to diverting from the standard berries, water, sugar combination no matter the cost. I stayed with your recipe for the most part, though was shooting more for a cranberry apple sauce so used two Granny Smith apples and reduced the sugar by a modest 1/4 cup. Again, I wasn't sure about the idea of serving the chutney on crackers with cream cheese, but I had some cream cheese left over from making a cheese cake so decided to give it a try on regular Ritz crackers. Yes! Absolutely divine, no doubt about it. I used all the spice called for in the recipe, and with some tripidation I must say, but I've no regrets at all. The reviewer who insists that the spice is overpowering and that the use of cream cheese is a waste of time because the spice drowns the flavor? Balderdash! It's sublime. Highly recommended. And a Happy Thanksgiving to you Cheryl! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was EXCELLENT and I'll definitely make it again and again. We served it on top of cream cheese and used Triscuits to eat it. So delicious! I'm tempted to finish off the half sitting in front of me, but I'll resist. Anyway, this makes a sizeable portion, so keep that in mind when you make it. Definitely very, very good. :) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Super easy and wonderful taste! I got raves over this at Thanksgiving, but would be wonderful with pork or poultry. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I wouldn't change a thing! I served this with Triscuit cracker and cream cheese - even the kids loved it and I had enough left over to serve with the Thanksgiving turkey. Update: Made this again for Christmas dinner to go with ham and used 1/2 cup water and 1/4 cup of orange juice along with some orange zest and 1 Tbsp. of orange marmalade - fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good! I made this today to practice for Thanksgiving Day. I try to make things at least once before company comes over and eats them and let me tell you, this chutney is going in my permanent holiday recipe album and I will serve this every Thanksgiving and Christmas from here on out. Wonderful flavor, beautiful color, and it smells soooo good while it's cooking. I will make another double batch to give as gifts too. Thank you for a new holiday tradition recipe for my family, Cheryl. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very good and simple to make and is very attractive. I used two granny smith apples for the tartness. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is a wonderful recipe! It smells awesome while it's cooking, and it thickens up into this chunky yummy cranberry spiced goodness. Very good. I even accidentally left out the cloves and it's great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious and it smelled amazing while it was cooking. It was a perfect Thanksgiving appetizer! Read More