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Apricot Chutney

Rated as 4.43 out of 5 Stars

"A simple South African recipe that uses apricot jam to create a lovely spiced chutney."
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1 h 20 m servings 51
Original recipe yields 50 servings (3 1/4 cups)


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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Slice the top off the half head of garlic with a sharp knife, exposing the cloves. Discard the top. Place the head of garlic on a piece of aluminum foil, drizzle with 1/4 teaspoon of olive oil, and wrap the foil around the garlic. Roast in the preheated oven until golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. While garlic is roasting, place the onion and 1 tablespoon of olive oil into a saucepan over medium heat and cook and stir until the onion is browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the apricot preserves, vinegar, ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt until thoroughly combined.
  4. Squeeze the roasted garlic cloves out of their skins, and mash them in a bowl with a spoon. Mix the garlic into the chutney; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened, about 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir carefully because any splashes of chutney will be burning hot.
  5. Pack the chutney into sterilized jars and process to seal.


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  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 51 calories; 0.3 12.9 0.2 0 31 Full nutrition

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Perfect chutney !

I used homemade peach freezer jam instead of apricot, because it's what I had. I doubled the roasted garlic, because yum. And once it was all mixed together I threw it in the crockpot on high fo...

great recipe, but I substituted ready made roasted squeeze garlic. saved a lot of time and still gave it great flavor. Also used fresh ginger, minced in a robot coupe. Much better than dried gin...

I made this apricot chutney to go over some salmon that we made, and it turned out really good. Great recipe, and will definitely make again!

I thought it was too thin so I cooked it longer. It never seemed to thicken, so I hoped as it cooled it would thicken. Of course then it was VERY thick! The taste was very good, but I wasn't ...

No changes !!! Great

I made the basic apricot preserves recipe also found on Allrecipes, but used 4 instead of 6 cups of sugar and added one pint of blueberries. I then followed this recipe to the letter and it is d...