Make a batch of this Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe, delicious with meat, or as an appetizer paired with goat cheese, crackers, figs, and nuts!

Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe

The weeks between Halloween and New Year’s to me are the best months to feast.

Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe

There are so many delicious comfort and slow-cooked foods, like this Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe. It’s a wonderful addition to your autumn table, with so many ways to enjoy it. You may love it served with chicken, like this Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables, or with this Roasted Balsamic Whole Chicken Recipe.

Easy Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe

Often the slower you cook food, the better it tastes. When Abby made this chutney, we saved some for a pork recipe, and serve the rest with this fabulous appetizer!

I just love chutney with goat cheese, don’t you?

I just love the traditions and tastes of the season of fall, going in to winter. And this Apple, Cinnamon, and Raisin Chutney is absolutely wonderful. Oh, and replace the traditional “cranberry sauce” on this board, for this amazing recipe! Also try Mango Chutney with Jalapeños!

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What is apple chutney?

Apple chutney is a savory, chunky sauce made from apples, brown sugar, vinegar, and an abundance of herbs and spices. Its sweet and savory flavors complement meat dishes, such as chicken, pork chops, and ham. It’s delicious served as an appetizer with goat cheese!

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How long does homemade apple chutney last?

Canned chutneys and pickles have a shelf life of up to two years. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within four weeks.

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Can you freeze apple chutney?

Yes! We freeze chutney in a freezer bag (press out as much air as possible while sealing it). The chutney will keep for up to 6 months.

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How do I use apple chutney?

Here are more ways to serve chutney:

  • Delicious on a sandwich.
  • Scrumptious on a cheese board or charcuterie board.
  • Mix it into ground beef for meatloaf or sausage roll filling.
  • Serve as a side with any meat, like pork or chicken.

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How to serve chutney

We had friends over for clam chowder the other night, and served this wonderful treat, with goat cheese, crackers, dates, and pistachios.

You know it’s good when the entire plate is gone!

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Apple Raisin Chutney Recipe

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 12


  • 1.5 lb. honey crisp or pink lady apples, peeled and finely chopped (about 4 medium apples)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 c red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 ⁄3 cup finely chopped ginger
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder
  • 3/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 sticks cinnamon


  • Pistachios
  • Crackers
  • Goat cheese
  • Dates


  • Combine all ingredients in a large (3 or 4-qt.) saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low to simmer.
  • Cook the mixture, stirring occasionally, until chutney is reduced and thick, for 2 hours (it's worth the wait).
  • Serve warm with favorite cooked meat (pork or chicken), or cold with tangy goat or sheep cheese, crackers, dates, and nuts.
Cuisine: American
Course: Appetizer
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Apple Raisin Chutney