Apple-Cherry Chutney

Create a colorful charcuterie tray using this lightly spiced apple chutney and an assortment of cheeses, nuts, cured meats, crackers, or sliced baguette, and fresh and/or dried fruit.

Apple-Cherry Chutney on charcuterie board with crackers, cheese fruit, and cured meats
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Hands On Time:
30 mins
Process Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
7 half-pint jars


  • 3 pound apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (8 cups)

  • 1 ½ cup dried tart red cherries

  • 2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 cup chopped sweet onion

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 2 teaspoon ground cardamom

  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a 6- to 8-qt. heavy pot stir together all ingredients. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 1 hour or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  2. Ladle hot chutney into hot clean half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  3. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Serving tip

This robust, savory chutney has just a hint of cardamom flavor. Serve it alongside pork or chicken to make a simply prepared meal special.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

76 Calories
19g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Sodium 31mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 17g
Vitamin C 6.6mg 33%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 82mg 2%
Folate, total 3.4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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