Spiced Apple Chutney {Guest Post}

Spiced apple chutney: a savory and chunky applesauce with a variety of add-in options, from raisins to cherries and cranberries, that pairs beautifully with pork, chicken and even turkey.

GUEST POST: Spiced apple chutney from Nutmeg Nanny

Hello Baked by Rachel readers! I’m Brandy and I blog over on Nutmeg Nanny and I’m super excited to be here today.

I’m a huge fan of chutney and even though it’s not the most attractive food it’s great on top of meat dishes. It’s like a savory version of applesauce and it pairs beautifully with pork, chicken and even turkey. The recipe its self is pretty forgiving and can be customized to your liking. Don’t have fuji apples? Don’t worry, green apples will work too. Not a fan of dried cherries? Raisins, dates or even dried cranberries are excellent options.

Also, can I just say I’m a huge fan of the word chutney. It’s just so much fun to say – Chut-a-ney! Trust me, you want to make this. Not only is it delicious but you get a reason to go around and say chut-a-ney…why wouldn’t you want to do that?

Spiced Apple Chutney

Spiced apple chutney: a savory and chunky applesauce with a variety of add-in options, from raisins to cherries and cranberries, that pairs beautifully with pork, chicken and even turkey.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pint


  • 2 fuji apples peeled and diced small
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper seeded and diced small
  • 1/2 C red onion diced
  • 1/2 C dried cherries roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp ginger freshly grated
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional


  • Add all ingredients to a high sided large skillet and set a timer for 45 minutes.
  • Heat mixture over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium-low and let simmer till the mixture cooks down and starts to thicken.
  • When you mixture is almost cooked (about 10 minutes left on the timer) gently mash it with a hand held masher. You want the mixture to remain chunky so don't mash too much. Continue cooking until thick.
  • Serve warm and store uneaten chutney in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

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I definitely need to add this to our menu soon! A chunky applesauce with a nice kick sounds super fun and tasty! -Rachel

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Check out these other delicious recipes from Brandy:
Ginger spiked apple cider, Cast iron chicken and Spiced plum buter.

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15 Responses to “Spiced Apple Chutney {Guest Post}”

  1. #
    Tracey — September 3, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Chutneys are the best, but I’ve never thought to make one with apples before. I love the other flavors going on in here too! I’m thinking this would be amazing on top of pork chops this fall!

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    Tieghan — September 3, 2013 at 8:09 am

    I was just thinking I need to make an apple chutney! This spicy one sounds perfect!

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — September 3, 2013 at 8:14 am

    MMmm! Looks good to me!

  4. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — September 3, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Love this recipe!!!! So many great sweet and spicy flavors.

  5. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — September 3, 2013 at 9:32 am

    Yum! Looks great! I love this paired with meat too!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 3, 2013 at 10:03 am

    mmmm, this looks good! sounds perfect for Thanksgiving too!

  7. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — September 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Yum!!! Love this recipe!

  8. #
    Rachel — September 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    It’s been so insanely hot in LA it’s hard to believe it’s September already. Hopefully it cools down a bit, because I am definitely making this this fall!

  9. #
    katie — September 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Yum! This apple chutney just screams fall! Although its still summertime weather here in Florida I’m so ready for cooler weather and lots of apples!

  10. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 3, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Whoa baby!! Even though it’s a 1000 degrees in Denver right now, i would gladly swim in this chutney. Looks delish!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    Sounds perfect for this Fall!

  12. #
    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life — September 9, 2013 at 2:05 am

    This sounds delicious!! A gr

  13. #
    Jocelyn @ BruCrew Life — September 9, 2013 at 2:06 am

    Sorry about that! ;) I was going to say that it’s a great recipe for Fall! Yum!

  14. #
    Bea — December 6, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    Glad I come across this recipe. I’m wanting to can some chutney and this will be great! Thanks for sharing.

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      Rachel — December 10, 2018 at 7:03 am

      Enjoy! :)

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