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Make Cranberry Sauce From Scratch: Homemade Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Updated on October 3, 2014

Delicious, Tasty, and Easy to Make Homemade Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Cranberry Chutney is a great recipe for Thanksgiving that will quickly replace the traditional canned cranberry sauce. With fresh ingredients like real cranberries, raisins and apples, along with aromatic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, this recipe is a keeper for Thanksgiving and the Holidays!

Homemade cranberry chutney is easy, looks impressive, and keeps well for a week in refridgeration. Caution: once you try it, you'll never go back to the canned stuff!

If you've made this recipe, be sure to tell us how it came out in the comments!

Ingredients for Cranberry Chutney

Spice up your turkey with this fruit filled Thanksgiving recipe!

Cranberry chutney is basic, quick, and best made the day before. Since the cranberry mixture needs to cool, you can make this ahead and save yourself some of the work the next day. All the more time to chat with family.


* Orange rind, grated, approximately 1 teaspoon

* 1/3 cup orange juice

* 16 oz fresh cranberries, washed

* 1 1/2 cups sugar

* 1 cup mixed raisins

* 1/2 cup peeled, cored and sliced apples

* 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

* 1/4 teaspoon allspice

* 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

* 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

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For variety in your cranberry chutney,

add pears in several different varieties to the mix!

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Fresh cranberries

freeze perfectly. If you can find them, stock up on a few bags in your freezer so they'll always be on hand.

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Directions to Make Cranberry Chutney - Cranberry chutney only takes mintues to make!

Have this recipe ready for Thanksgiving in just minutes with these easy, simple instructions.

  1. Bring orange juice and sugar to a boil in a large saucepan.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, then continue heating until it reaches a boil again.

  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until all ingredients are soft.

  4. Pour into a bowl, place a piece of plastic wrap over the mixture.
  5. Cool to room temperature and refrigerate overnight.
  6. To be served at room temperature.

  7. Excellent condiment for your leftover Thanksgiving sandwiches!! Also, try it on everything from crackers, toast, pork, chicken, muffins, and more!

Homemade Cranberry Chutney Makes a Great Spread!

Try spreading this chutney on sandwiches as a condiment, or use it on other meats like pork tenderloin and roasted chicken!

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    • Chris-H LM profile image

      Chris-H LM 

      6 years ago

      Wow! That looks great! My mouth is watering--I'll have to try it.

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      6 years ago

      I've never tried cranberry chutney before but am now eager to taste it.

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      Nancy Johnson 

      6 years ago from Mesa, Arizona

      I have in the past when I have extra time. It is so much better than canned.

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      8 years ago

      Yes, I have. Way better than anything you can get out of can!

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      Ruth Coffee 

      8 years ago from Zionsville, Indiana

      I missed this at Christmas, but...there's always Christmas! Looks wonderful.

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      8 years ago

      Oh please say this isn't just for Thanksgiving! This would be a great treat throughout the holiday season!

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      8 years ago

      just finished making this chutney for Thanksgiving. I have been looking for a good version to try. This is perfect! Turned out delish and a pretty display

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      8 years ago

      Looks soooo good!!

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      8 years ago

      Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

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      Tobbie LM 

      8 years ago

      This sounds awesome! thanks for sharing, Cheers

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      I've never made chutney, but this recipe may tempt me to get at it.

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      8 years ago

      I haven't had this before. Will try making it with a sugar substitute (so I can eat some). It sounds good, and it would be nice to get to have some cranberries with my holiday turkey.

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      8 years ago

      Nope but I will this year. I am going to make your recipe for Thanksgiving. It looks and sounds amazing. I love that you make it the night before. THANKS!!!

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      8 years ago

      This sounds delish! I just love cranberries in so many recipes.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      This was so popular when I brought it for Thanksgiving that I'm serving it again for Christmas!

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      Joan Hall 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      The cranberry sauce has always been my favorite part of Thanksgiving, even though it has only been in recent years that I have graduated up from canned to homemade. This recipe looks delicious!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I made this chutney this weekend and it was wonderful! Thanks for a wonderful cranberry recipe. I am featuring this on my new Christmas party menu lens. Blessed.

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I've been looking around for recipes for Thanksgiving, because we need to bring a side dish to dinner this year. This is definitely a contender. I'm featuring the possibilities, including this lens, on one I'm making about my side-dish dilemma.

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens and awesome recipe. Thank-you so much for sharing it. 5 stars*****

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      clouda9 lm 

      9 years ago

      A wowsa recipe and presentation. Now one of my faves :)

    • Kiwisoutback profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      [in reply to BigGirlBlue] We have a whole set of those plates, they've been in the family for a while! Frozen will work perfectly, too, but the canned ones don't work so well.

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      Moe Wood 

      9 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      In a couple places you say to make sure they are fresh. So this wouldn't work well with the flash frozen berries? I have the same plate the apples are on. :)

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      10 years ago

      Yum! I'll definitely be making this at some point.

      5*, favorite & lensrolled to my foodie lenses.

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      Sniff It Out 

      10 years ago

      This looks good thanks for adding it to The Cooks Cafe group!

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      10 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Sounds great. I love cranberries!

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      Robin S 

      10 years ago from USA

      This delicious recipe lens is being featured at today!

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      10 years ago

      Yummy! Cranberry and orange are great together. Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.


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