How Do You Make Apple Chutney?


Apple chutney is a mixture of apples, apple cider vinegar, onion, ginger, juice, raisins and spices. It makes an excellent topping for pork chops.

Apple Chutney Recipe

This recipe was originally featured on "The Barefoot Contessa" on the Food Network, courtesy of Ina Garten. It is easy to prepare and produces around 3 cups of chutney.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour

Ready in: 1 hour and 15 minutes


  • 6 sour apples such as granny smith
  • 1 C. onion, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh ginger, minced
  • 3/4 C. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 C. orange juice
  • 1 C. brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 C. raisins
  1. Prepare the apples and vegetables
  2. Peel, core and chop the apples into 1/2-inch pieces. Prepare the other vegetables as described in the ingredients list.

  3. Mix the chutney
  4. In a large saucepan, mix all of the ingredients except for the raisins.

  5. Cook the chutney
  6. Turn on the element to medium-high and bring the ingredients to a boil. Turn down the element and let the mixture simmer for about one hour. Continually stir the chutney as it simmers. When most of the liquid has evaporated, remove the chutney from the heat.

  7. Mix in the raisins
  8. Stir the raisins into the chutney before serving.

Alternative ingredients to this recipe include lemon juice and dried cranberries. Lemon juice is a good substitute for the orange juice in the recipe, and cranberries offer a slightly different flavor than raisins.