This is an excellent change from cranberry jelly or other prepared cranberry sauces that I have tried. It is excellent for your Thanksgiving turkey. Stored in the freezer in small containers it is great for all kinds of roasted wild fowl, elk, reindeer and other kinds of roasted game meats.
It is a bit of work but worth the effort, making in advance really helps with the holidays preparation
- 680 gr frozen or fresh cranberries That would be 2 packs of frozen Ocean Spray cranberries.
- 350 gr light muscovado sugar or brown sugar
- 1 1/4 dl apple cider vinegar
- 3 ½ dl water
- 1 tsp ground clove
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground curry
- 2 tsp ground fresh ginger or 1 tsp dried
- 2 lemons ri,nd grated, and segmented, all the white pith removed
- 2 oranges, rind grated, and segmented rind grated, and segmented, all the white pith removed
- 2 apples peeled, cored and cut into 1cm cubes, Granths work well.
- 1 pear peeled, cored and cut into 1 cm cubes, use a firm pear like Anjou
- 150 gr raisins golden or dark
- 150 gr no soak apricots cut into ½ cm pieces
- 150 gr walnuts coarsely chopped
- Place the vinegar, water, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, curry and ginger, lemon and orange flesh, and the lemon and orange zest into a pot and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally to be sure that all the sugar is dissolved.
- Add half of the cranberries and simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Add all of the apple, pear, dried apricots, and raisins and simmer gently uncovered for an additional 30 to 40 minutes. You are looking for the chutney to thicken.
- Add half the remaining cranberries and simmer 10 minutes more.
- Add the remaining cranberries and the walnuts and cook for 15 more minutes.
2. The chutney should be cooked at a good simmer, uncovered and not boiled.
3. The addition of the different elements at different times during the cooking gives you several textures and makes this great chutney.
4. The chutney is better if cooked in advance, up to a week is not a problem stored in the fridge, it only gets better.
5. The chutney can be frozen for up to 6 months or canned in mason jars using a traditional steam sterilization method then stored in a dark, cool dry place.