Apple Chutney Recipe

Published on September 11th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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Front View of Apple Chutney

Chutney is an Indian spread in many forms, including tomato, strawberry, plum, and apple chutney. Apple Chutney happens to be one of the most popular types of chutney, and with good reason. The robust combination of sweet and savory flavors is simply irresistible. Best of all, apple chutney is super easy to make and does not contain tons of sugar like traditional store-bought chutney. Instead, it's made with olive oil, onions, Granny Smith apples, golden raisins, apple cider vinegar, honey, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and allspice, which are all paleo-friendly. In addition to this, due to the apple cider vinegar, the apple chutney will last in the fridge for a few weeks. All in all, apple chutney is sweet yet tart and is the perfect way to liven up any dish. 

 

What do you use apple chutney for?

Apple chutney can be used as an accompaniment to many dishes. It's perfect for roasted chicken or pork. However, you can also add a tablespoon or two of apple chutney to sandwiches or use it to jazz up Indian Curry Chicken or regular dishes like Grilled Pork Tenderloin.  

 

How Long Will homemade apple chutney last?

As long as the apple chutney is stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it will last for 1-2 weeks. 

 

What does Apple chutney taste like?

Apple chutney has a tart yet sweet and warm spicy flavor from the cinnamon, cloves, and allspice. 

 

How do you know if chutney has gone bad?

Spoiled chutney will develop a rancid odor. In addition to this, it will have an off taste and color. Mold may also grow on the surface of the chutney. Nevertheless, if the apple chutney shows any signs of spoilage, toss it in the trash. 

 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Serves
6 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

     

  • 1 medium Onion, diced



     

  • 2 large Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

     

  • 1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

     

  • 1/4 cup Honey

     

  • 1/4 cup Golden or Regular Raisins

     

  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated Ginger

     

  • 1 Cinnamon Stick 

     

  • 2 whole Cloves 

     

  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Allspice

Instructions

To a small pot, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set it over medium-high heat. 

 

Overview of a pot with olive oil heating up inside

Add the onions and cook them for 10 minutes, periodically stirring until they are caramelized. 

 

Overview of onions being added to a pot

Add the Granny Smith apples and cook them for 5 minutes. 

 

Diced granny smith apples being added to onions in a pot

Add the apple cider vinegar, honey, raisins, ginger, cinnamon stick, cloves, salt, and allspice and stir to combine. Cover the apple chutney, decrease the heat to medium-low and cook the chutney for 20 minutes. 

Spices, seasoning and apple cider vinegar being added to apple chutney

Let the apple chutney cool completely and use it as a topping for your dishes or store it in the chutney fridge in an airtight container.

Overview of apple chutney in a jar
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon