Christmas Cranberry Chutney
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Serves: 8 cups
A fresh, festive cranberry chutney, nice for holiday gifting or feasting.
  • 3 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 3 twelve-ounce bags fresh cranberries
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 eight-ounce package dried cranberries
  • 1 eight-ounce package either dried cherries or "golden Berry Blend" from Trader Joe's
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup crystallized ginger, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste
  1. Using a large, heavy-bottomed pot such as a Dutch oven, combine the sugar and vinegar. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to mix well, bring chutney to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 2 hours, stirring every 10-15 minutes or so.
  4. Ladle into sterile jars and cook jars in a water bath for 10 minutes, according to safe canning procedures.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at