Autumn Fruit and Ginger Chutney

Use all dried fruit in place of fresh to cut prep, if you like. A prediced dried fruit medley will make it even easier.

Autumn Fruit and Ginger Chutney
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
3 cups


  • ¾ cup cider vinegar

  • ½ cup apple cider, orange juice, or kombucha

  • 2 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger or 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 1 4-inch cinnamon stick

  • 1 whole star anise (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper or ground black pepper

  • 2 medium pears and/or Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped

  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries

  • 1 - 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup orange marmalade


  1. In a medium saucepan bring vinegar, cider, ginger, cinnamon stick, anise (if using), crushed red pepper, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt to boiling. Stir in pears, apricots, cranberries, brown sugar, and marmalade. Cook and stir until bubbly. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 35 minutes or until fruit is tender and mixture thickens slightly.

  2. Remove pan from heat and let stand, covered, 2 hours. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and anise. Serve at room temperature or cover and chill until ready to serve. Serves 12.


Prep as directed. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

Take It Easy:

In a large saucepan combine 2 1/2 cups apple cider or cranberry juice, 2 1/4 cups roughly chopped dried fruit (apricots, pears, apples, golden raisins, and/or cranberries), 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp. crystallized ginger, 1 cinnamon stick, 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper, and, if you like, 1 star anise. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 2 hours. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and anise. Serve at room temperature or cover and chill.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
38g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 3.9mg 20%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 265mg 6%
Folate, total 3.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*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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