I live in the Columbia River Gorge. So many cherries are produced in a very short period, that during cherry harvest, farmers sell pounds of the stuff. I created a savory recipe because there's only so much cherry pie and ice cream one man can eat!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
4 hrs 20 mins
total:
6 hrs
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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  • Place the cherries, cider vinegar, rice vinegar, onion, apple, white sugar, brown sugar, ginger, five-spice powder, salt, and nutmeg into a large pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove the lid, and continue simmering until the desired consistency has been reached. Chill before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

80 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 18.9g; fat 0.6g; sodium 196.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
I loved this! It's wonderful with crackers and goat or havarti cheese as well as over pork. I have worked in catering and at fancy events we would prepare a cheese tray with many different cheeses and ramekins of honey (sprinkled with a few white sesame seeds) and chutney along with nice crackers. We provided little demitasse spoons and cheese knives so everyone could pick their favorite cracker and cheese and then drizzle some honey and chutney on top. The sweet/savory flavor is so sophisticated! This combination was always available at the most elegant events. Just be sure to not cook too long or you will end up with cherry jam! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/26/2015
This is a great idea. Execution could be better. The recipe above is heavy on the vinegar and sugar and the cherry flavor takes a back seat. Tried it again with only 3 Tbsp cider vinegar a lot less sugar and used Garam Masala paste instead of Chinese five spice and it was spot on. Thanks for the idea though! Read More
(7)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2011
I loved this! It's wonderful with crackers and goat or havarti cheese as well as over pork. I have worked in catering and at fancy events we would prepare a cheese tray with many different cheeses and ramekins of honey (sprinkled with a few white sesame seeds) and chutney along with nice crackers. We provided little demitasse spoons and cheese knives so everyone could pick their favorite cracker and cheese and then drizzle some honey and chutney on top. The sweet/savory flavor is so sophisticated! This combination was always available at the most elegant events. Just be sure to not cook too long or you will end up with cherry jam! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2008
Worked like a charm! We really enjoyed it! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/25/2015
This is a great idea. Execution could be better. The recipe above is heavy on the vinegar and sugar and the cherry flavor takes a back seat. Tried it again with only 3 Tbsp cider vinegar a lot less sugar and used Garam Masala paste instead of Chinese five spice and it was spot on. Thanks for the idea though! Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2012
This recipe had tons of great flavor from the fruit and the spices but we felt it was a bit heavy on the vinegar. When we make it again we will add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more brown sugar. We also added about an 1/8 teaspoon cardamom. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2015
I made this exactly per recipe. It made three 8 oz. jars with a little bit left over. It is great mixed with plain yogurt. Will try it on oatmeal too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2014
Really nice... love it on cheese Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2013
This is one of the best chutneys I have ever tasted! I would not change a thing. The 5 spice seasoning and cider vinegar are key so don't skimp there. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2015
Browned chicken thighs.. With salt and pepper.. Poured.the chutney on top.. With a little chYicken broth.. Baked for 57 minutes at 375.. In the frying pan.. Out of this world.. I used wine vinegar and rice vinegar Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
04/12/2017
Vinegar vinegar vinegar! I reduced the vinegar before I made it because it seemed like a suspiciously high amount and it was still pretty much inedible. I cooked it for 3 hours hoping to cook some of the vinegar off. Nope. It was pickled cherries. I did think the Chinese Five Spice was a good shortcut seasoning but Garam Masala would be much more authentic. Read More
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