Autumn makes me think about apples. This time of year I love to eat Grape & Apple Slaw, Apple Spiced Overnight Oats, and Butternut Squash Soup with Apples & Carrots. And, while Cinnamon Applesauce prepared in the slow cooker can be a great topping for turkey or pork tenderloin, I wanted something that was a bit chunkier, like apple chutney.
Are you familiar with chutney? Born in India, it’s basically fruit or vegetables + spices + vinegar + sweetness + heat (optional). You can make it as chunky or smooth as you like.
How to use chutney
- Use as a topping for turkey or pork. (Think Thanksgiving side dish.)
- Serve with curry dishes like Chickpea Curry with Sweet Potato.
- Mix into plain yogurt as a snack or dip.
- Combine with sweet potatoes or winter squash before roasting.
- Serve with sweet potato dishes such as Sweet Potato Hash or Baked Sweet Potato & Parsnip Latkes.
- Purée and use as a condiment for turkey, chicken, or veggie burgers.
- Purée and mix into meatloaf.
- Serve with cheese as a snack.
- Use as a topping for whole grain waffles or pancakes.
- Purée and use instead of ketchup.
And, if you want to know exactly how good apples are for you, check out these 34 health benefits.
Easy-to-make chutney loaded with apples and raisins - perfect for Thanksgiving or anytime
- 1/2 medium onion minced
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 3 large apples peeled and diced
- In a large saucepan, combine onion, brown sugar, vinegar, raisins, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat and let sit, covered, for about 10 minutes.
- Stir in apples.
- Serve immediately or cool, then refrigerate, for up to 3 days.
Like it spicy? Add up to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes in step 1. Feel free to substitute dried cranberries for the raisins or use a combination. Yield 3 1/2 cups, 1/2 cup serving size
Nutrition Info Per Serving
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Net carbs 12g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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