This recipe is the perfect way to use old fruit that is on its last legs.
2cpitted fresh cherries
1/3capple cider vinegar
1/4cred wine vinegar
1tsp.kosher salt, plus more to taste
1orange, zested and juiced
1/2-1tsp.spicy paprika with oil, or powder, optional
1⁄2 tsp. ground black pepper
2tspgrated ginger, about 1’’ piece
1medium yellow onion, diced
In a large pot, combine all ingredients and stir together. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and allow chutney to simmer. Simmer with a lid for about an hour, then remove lid and continue simmering for 1-2 more hours, stirring semi-frequently. The ingredients will reduce by more than half and become thick. Taste for salt and additional seasonings throughout the cooking process.
When the chutney has reduced to your liking, remove the cinnamon sticks and serve with appetizers, or on fish or chicken!