Seasonal Cranberry Chutney

"Fabulous adaptation of Madhur Jaffrey's quick chutney using canned cranberries when unable to get fresh. If using fresh, just make as usual and adapt to this recipe. Wonderful anytime, and especially good with holiday turkey, roast or ham. This recipe freezes well, too! Cooking time will vary according to quantity."
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Ready In:
3hrs 20mins




  • Cut ginger into paper thin slices, stack, cut into thin slivers.
  • Combine slivers, garlic, vinegar, sugar, pepper,cinnamon and allspice into a heavy pot.
  • Simmer for about 20 minutes (may take longer) until there're about 4 tablespoons liquid left (excluding the solids).
  • Add cranberry sauce and salt.
  • Mix, bring to a simmer.
  • It will be a bit lumpy.
  • Add nuts, orange, peel and lemon juice.
  • Simmer slowly.
  • It will take 2 to 3 hours to thicken.
  • Cool, put in a jar and refrigerate.
  • This will keep for several days and freezes well.

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  1. This was terrific and sooo easy to put together. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. I used the canned cranberries and this was very tasty. DH and I can't wait to use the left overs on a sandwich. I used half the sugar posted here. We are cutting down on sugar and I don't like using too much sugar substitute so this was perfect for us. It was a bit too different for the kids who were visting and missed the tradional cranberry sauce... next year I may do both. Thanks for sharing this tasty treat.
  3. Great recipe! I used walnuts, as they seem to better retain integrity of crunch over pecans. I like that the "base" which is simple store-bought - just add these special additions. Thanks for posting! Next, I'll try to can this recipe, and will report results.
  4. Considering I used canned cranberries, this was delicious and very easy! I will definitely make this again, but I believe I will use fresh cranberries next time. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!
  5. Wonderful! The aroma alone is worth a ten! What a terrific addition to our Thanksgiving table this weekend. We will be serving this along side the cranberry sauce. We love turkey and what is turkey without cranberries! Can't wait to try it on those turkey sandwiches. Used whole cranberry sauce and found the slow simmer had it done in just a touch over an hour. Thank you for posting this great tasting Chutney.


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