Spiced Apple Chutney


These types of fruit chutneys are some of the most flavorful things you'll ever taste, and perfect condiments for those special occasion holiday dinners. If you like applesauce, you'll find this a fairly familiar experience, and despite the ingredient list, nothing really overpowers the fruit.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
2 1/2 cups apple chutney


  • 1 ½ cups white vinegar

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 4 tart apples - peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • ¼ cup diced dried apricots

  • ¼ cup golden raisins

  • ¼ cup diced shallots

  • 5 thick slices fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon Aleppo pepper flakes, or to taste

  • 1 whole star anise

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon yellow mustard seed


  1. Whisk vinegar and sugar together in a large saucepan; add apples, apricots, raisins, shallots, ginger, Aleppo pepper flakes, and star anise. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low; stir in garlic, salt, and mustard.

  2. Simmer mixture, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft and liquid is reduced, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Remove ginger pieces and star anise, transfer mixture to a bowl, and refrigerate until chilled. Season with salt and pepper flakes.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute red pepper flakes for the Aleppo pepper flakes, if desired. You can use red onion in place of the shallots, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
0g Fat
28g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 121mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 95mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.