World's Best Cranberry ChutneyNovember 19, 2014
Can you believe Thanksgiving is only a week away!? Oh my! We are in full swing planning our menu, but I had to share this recipe with you and really hope you will try it this holiday season because it is AMAZING. Our very good and old family friends (I'm talking the equivalent of family) make this chutney every year. We usually spend either Christmas or Thanksgiving with them, and even if we don't they always send along a jar of their famous cranberry chutney. We await this care package as if it were a gold shipment or something just as precious. We have been celebrating alongside this delicious chutney for over 35 years! I asked permission to share this recipe with you all since its a cherished family secret, so know this post is an act of love toward you all and is the Thanksgiving turkey's best friend.
1 package of cranberries1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup gold raisins
2 tsps. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsps. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1 cup water
1 cup chopped apple (approx. one medium apple unpeeled)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
Simmer berries, sugars, raisins, spices and 1 cup of water uncovered in 2 quart pan over medium heat, stirring frequently. Cook about 15 minutes. Reduce heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered over low heat until thick, approx. 15 min.
Refrigerate covered up to one month.
truth be told we have this chutney all-year-round as an accompaniment to chicken or salmon....we think it is that good. And as an appetizer they make delicious bruschetta's atop of goat cheese (as pictured above). If you try it let me know if you love it as much as we do! And a huge thank you to Sandra for always taking such good care of us and sharing her secret recipes.
[all photos by AC]