Rating: 4.51 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3

A terrific recipe that my mother-in-law gave me. We have enjoyed it as an alternative to the traditional cranberry sauce! She doesn't mind sharing it!

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, mix together the apricots, cranberries, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and cloves.

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  • In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Add the dried fruit mixture and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 22.7g; fat 0.1g; sodium 2.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
A nice twist on my usual cranberry sauce. Next time I'll use half the cider vinegar though. (I just made another batch without it and combined them it's perfect now.) I used finely-chopped crystallized ginger and added 1/2 tsp of Cardamom and the zest of a whole large orange for a truly great fragrance. This one's a keeper. I did use whole fresh cranberries wasn't sure from the recipe of it meant dried cranberries but the finished batch looks beautiful in my grandmother's crystal condiment dish.! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2003
I don't know what I did wrong but this recipe came out VERY TART. I had to add a splash of orange juice after it was done to cut it. Now its very tasty. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 65
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2003
A nice twist on my usual cranberry sauce. Next time I'll use half the cider vinegar though. (I just made another batch without it and combined them it's perfect now.) I used finely-chopped crystallized ginger and added 1/2 tsp of Cardamom and the zest of a whole large orange for a truly great fragrance. This one's a keeper. I did use whole fresh cranberries wasn't sure from the recipe of it meant dried cranberries but the finished batch looks beautiful in my grandmother's crystal condiment dish.! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
WOW!! My husband who hates cranberry sauce found a million ways to use this after our Thanksgiving dinner. We've had it on top of baked chicken in wraps with turkey chopped apples and lettuce on roast beef sandwiches and in various other dishes. Fantastic recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
I used this recipe for a holiday appetizer and it was a big hit! I spooned it onto a brie wheel baked it for 12-15 minutes and served it with french bread. It was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2003
I read the review about too much vinegar before cooking. Since I don't like the smell & taste of it and I decided to decrease the amount to 1/4 cup vinegar and substitute 1/4 of ginger beer soda for the remaining vinegar. I also omitted the dry ginger. I really liked the result. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2004
WOW! This came out great. Followed the recipe to the letter. However Do not make the mistake I did and turn the heat up to fast at the begining. Start off at a simmer and end with a simmer. Otherwise you will burn the Mix. This dish moves fast so stay close to the oventop. Second try was a Major success. It came out wonderful and My kids ate it like candy. Grandma keeps pounding me for the recipe of course I gave her the web site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
This is a great recipe. I added the rind of an orange and 1/4 C. vinegar instead of the 1/2 C. as suggested in one of the reviews. I think this would make a great gift for hoilday giving....Thank you for the recipe. Suzanne Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2012
I am the person who posted this recipe.. per others' reviews I now cut down on the Vinegar. I made the chutney this week and this time I added orange rind 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice chopped dried cherries and chopped pecans and I think that it is even better! So glad that many people like this my family loves it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
I have made this twice now both times using dried peaches instead of the apricots. The second time I substituted granny smith apple for the raisins -- fantastic!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2003
Made it as shown but threw in a bit (1/4 c ttl) of diced dried candied pineapple and dried candied papaya for a bit of colour texture. Terrific recipe! Nice change from the usual. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/05/2003
I don't know what I did wrong but this recipe came out VERY TART. I had to add a splash of orange juice after it was done to cut it. Now its very tasty. Read More
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