Apple & cranberry chutney recipe

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Apple & berry chutney recipe

Apple & cranberry chutney recipe

A sure crowd pleaser

Sweet and tangy chutney, made with apples, cranberries and onions, it is a sure crowd pleaser. It goes great with turkey and hams, whether you are making it to accompany your own Christmas dinner or as a nice thoughtful gift for someone else.

Prep time: 20 mins Cooking time: 1 hr
Produces: x4 500g jars Shelf life: Approximately 6 months


  • 1kg cooking apples, peeled and chopped into small chunks
  • 500g eating apples, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 450g onions, sliced
  • 50g fresh root ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp of peppercorns
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 250ml cider vinegar
  • 500g cranberries

Making the chutney

  • Put all the ingredients in a large pan apart from the cranberries and cook over a low heat, mixing well to dissolve the sugar.
  • Boil the mixture, then lower the heat and simmer without a lid for 50 minutes to an hour ensuring to stir well so that the chutney thickens.
  • Pour in all the cranberries and simmer for 10 minutes but ensure that the cranberries do not split, Put the chutney into sterilised jars straight from the pan and seal. Store in a cool, dark place.