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November 24, 2009

Apricot Cranberry Chutney

We're busily (read that - frantically) getting ready for Thanksgiving. Looking forward to a house full of loved ones...and already missing the ones who won't be here with us.

The next two days will prove to be crazy ones, as we ready the house, finish the last of the shopping, bake, and cooking, and set the table in preparation. I'm not complaining, it's really my favorite holiday of the year!

Anyhow, later tonight I will be making Apricot/Cranberry Chutney. It's a recipe I found a couple years ago, and is a delicious (and festive) option to traditional cranberry sauce. I thought you might enjoy it as well. I wish I could take credit for it, but I found it originally on

You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup diced dried apricots
  • 1 (12 ounce) packaged fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the apricots, cranberries, raisins, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and cloves.
  2. In a medium saucepan, boil water and sugar, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved. Add the dried fruit mixture and vinegar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a covered container.
The last time I made it, I did let it chill, but I tasted it while it was warm, and it was delicious. I bet it would be fabulous poured over cream cheese and served as a spread with crusty bread.

Oh mouth is watering just thinking about it!



Karine said...

Great combo of flavors in your chutney! Thanks for sharing :)

AmericanTribal said...

This sounds so delicious! And I love the fact that it calls for Allspice... I'm middle eastern and we use allspice in EVERYTHING :P

Mad Woman said...

Happy SITS day! I love the way you write. I'll be sure to check out your other blog too!

Hear Mum Roar said...

Thank you so much, I will definitely try that!

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

You know, I've never made a chutney. This one sounds right up my alley, I may just have to give it a whirl!

Quasi Serendipita said...

Sounds delicious!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

ummm! Quick and easy. My kind of recipe! Happy SITS.

Gay Vaughan said...

Happy SITS, I can smell this cooking!

Gamma Sharon said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year too.
Again, Happy SITS day! Late! Lol

Kim said...

This sounds wonderful. You make not be able to take credit for creating it, but a personal recommendation is such a bonus!