This is a deliciously flavorful condiment, simple to prepare and terrific for serving with soft, ripe cheeses like camembert or brie, or a sharp cheddar. Perfect to have on hand for entertaining, it can be made ahead and stored. The flavors develop even further after a few days in the fridge.
- 1 cup dried apples, chopped
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 3 tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for about 2 minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 to 35 minutes until the mixture has thickened to a syrupy consistency. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Serve as an accompaniment with cheese and crackers, or as a condiment for pork or roast poultry.
Store chutney in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Makes about 2 cups
If desired, replace 1/2 cup of the dried cranberries with dried cherries.