Apple chutney recipe
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Apple Chutney

This apple chutney recipe is easy to prepare and a wonderful way to enjoy fall's bounty! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: apple chutney
Servings: 6
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Jennifer Farley


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup yellow onions, chopped (approximately 1/2 large)
  • 3 cups tart apples (such as Granny Smith), peeled, cored and chopped (2-3 medium)
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice (approximately 1 orange)


  • Set a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the butter; once melted, add the onions. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until the onions are fragrant and translucent. 
  • Add the apples, raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, vinegar, orange zest and juice, stirring to combine the ingredients. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer, then turn the heat back down to low and cover.
  • Simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove the cover and check the chutney consistency. If it's watery, allow excess liquid to cook off for 3-5 minutes, turning the heat up slightly if necessary. When finished, the chutney should be the consistency of applesauce.
  • I recommend serving warm apple chutney alongside chicken or pork. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 3 weeks. 



  • You can swap out the yellow onions for shallots (use what you have). Vidalia onions would also work. 
  • You can substitute dried cranberries or cherries for the golden raisins. This won't alter the overall flavor much, but will add a subtle note of whichever fruit you use. Raisins have a more generic flavor. You don't have to use golden raisins if you already have regular raisins in your pantry. I like how the golden raisins blend in and don't speckle the chutney. 
  • Dark brown sugar can be substituted for light brown sugar.

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Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 273mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.5mg