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Make Cranberry Sauce From Scratch: Homemade Cranberry Chutney Recipe


Delicious, Tasty, and Easy to Make Homemade Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Cranberry Chutney is a great recipe for Thanksgiving that will quickly replace the traditional canned cranberry sauce. With fresh ingredients like real cranberries, raisins and apples, along with aromatic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, this recipe is a keeper for Thanksgiving and the Holidays!

Homemade cranberry chutney is easy, looks impressive, and keeps well for a week in refridgeration. Caution: once you try it, you'll never go back to the canned stuff!

If you've made this recipe, be sure to tell us how it came out in the comments!


Ingredients for Cranberry Chutney

Spice up your turkey with this fruit filled Thanksgiving recipe!

Cranberry chutney is basic, quick, and best made the day before. Since the cranberry mixture needs to cool, you can make this ahead and save yourself some of the work the next day. All the more time to chat with family.


* Orange rind, grated, approximately 1 teaspoon

* 1/3 cup orange juice

* 16 oz fresh cranberries, washed

* 1 1/2 cups sugar

* 1 cup mixed raisins


* 1/2 cup peeled, cored and sliced apples

* 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

* 1/4 teaspoon allspice

* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

* 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

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Fresh cranberries

freeze perfectly. If you can find them, stock up on a few bags in your freezer so they'll always be on hand.

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Directions to Make Cranberry Chutney - Cranberry chutney only takes mintues to make!

Have this recipe ready for Thanksgiving in just minutes with these easy, simple instructions.

  1. Bring orange juice and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, then continue heating until it reaches a boil again.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until all ingredients are soft.
  4. Pour into a bowl, place a piece of plastic wrap over the mixture.
  5. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate overnight.
  6. To be served at room temperature.
  7. Excellent condiment for your leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches!! Also, try it on everything from crackers, toast, pork, chicken, muffins, and more!

Homemade Cranberry Chutney Makes a Great Spread!

Try spreading this chutney on sandwiches as a condiment, or use it on other meats like pork tenderloin and roasted chicken!

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Have You Tried Cranberry Chutney Before? - Have a different suggestion as a Thanksgiving turkey spread?

Chris-H LM on November 21, 2012:

Wow! That looks great! My mouth is watering--I'll have to try it.

Rowangaia on November 19, 2012:

I've never tried cranberry chutney before but am now eager to taste it.

Nancy Johnson from Mesa, Arizona on November 19, 2012:

I have in the past when I have extra time. It is so much better than canned.

GrinningFool on December 08, 2010:

Yes, I have. Way better than anything you can get out of can!

Ruth Coffee from Zionsville, Indiana on December 05, 2010:

I missed this at Christmas, but...there's always Christmas! Looks wonderful.

anonymous on December 04, 2010:

Oh please say this isn't just for Thanksgiving! This would be a great treat throughout the holiday season!

anonymous on November 24, 2010:

just finished making this chutney for Thanksgiving. I have been looking for a good version to try. This is perfect! Turned out delish and a pretty display

anonymous on November 24, 2010:

Looks soooo good!!

anonymous on November 23, 2010:

Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

Tobbie LM on November 23, 2010:

This sounds awesome! thanks for sharing, Cheers

June Campbell from North Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 19, 2010:

I've never made chutney, but this recipe may tempt me to get at it.

huvalbd on November 16, 2010:

I haven't had this before. Will try making it with a sugar substitute (so I can eat some). It sounds good, and it would be nice to get to have some cranberries with my holiday turkey.

HorseAndPony LM on November 05, 2010:

Nope but I will this year. I am going to make your recipe for Thanksgiving. It looks and sounds amazing. I love that you make it the night before. THANKS!!!

julieannbrady on October 29, 2010:

This sounds delish! I just love cranberries in so many recipes.

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on December 23, 2009:

This was so popular when I brought it for Thanksgiving that I'm serving it again for Christmas!

Joan Hall from Los Angeles on November 25, 2009:

The cranberry sauce has always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving, even though it has only been in recent years that I have graduated up from canned to homemade. This recipe looks delicious!

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on November 15, 2009:

I made this chutney this weekend and it was wonderful! Thanks for a wonderful cranberry recipe. I am featuring this on my new Christmas party menu lens. Blessed.

Deb Kingsbury from Flagstaff, Arizona on October 14, 2009:

I've been looking around for recipes for Thanksgiving, because we need to bring a side dish to dinner this year. This is definitely a contender. I'm featuring the possibilities, including this lens, on one I'm making about my side-dish dilemma.

AppalachianCoun on June 20, 2009:

Beautiful lens and awesome recipe. Thank-you so much for sharing it. 5 stars*****

clouda9 lm on May 21, 2009:

A wowsa recipe and presentation. Now one of my faves :)

Kiwisoutback (author) from Massachusetts on April 20, 2009:

[in reply to BigGirlBlue] We have a whole set of those plates, they've been in the family for a while! Frozen will work perfectly, too, but the canned ones don't work so well.

Moe Wood from Eastern Ontario on April 19, 2009:

In a couple places you say to make sure they are fresh. So this wouldn't work well with the flash frozen berries? I have the same plate the apples are on. :)

RolandTumble on February 13, 2009:

Yum! I'll definitely be making this at some point.

5*, favorite & lensrolled to my foodie lenses.

Sniff It Out on January 13, 2009:

This looks good thanks for adding it to The Cooks Cafe group!

Mary Beth Granger from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA on January 06, 2009:

Sounds great. I love cranberries!

Robin S from USA on October 28, 2008:

This delicious recipe lens is being featured at today!

KimGiancaterino on August 04, 2008:

Yummy! Cranberry and orange are great together. Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.

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