Cranberry Chutney Recipe -
Cranberry Chutney Recipe
  • READY IN hrs

Cranberry Chutney

Recipe by  

"The best cranberry sauce you will ever taste. Many spices make this delightful sauce the hit of any occasion."

+ Recipe Box + Shopping List + Menu Print

Ingredients Edit and Save

Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Bring cranberries, white sugar, brown sugar, water, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and allspice to a boil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan; cook and stir for 20 minutes. Stir in apple; cook and stir until apple is tender and sauce is thick, about 5 minutes. Refrigerate until cold.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 21, 2013

Loved this recipe! Everyone who has tried it loved it too! I made it for a gathering of 16 and another of 21, all the women wanted the recipe. Big hit. The only thing I changed was the amount of clove, I only used 1/4 tsp.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 24, 2013

This chutney has a deep spicy almost exotic flavor unlike the bright fruity tart taste of traditional cranberry sauce. It's a nice change but the amount of cinnamon and spices, even though I like the flavor, felt like it left a coating on my tongue and tasted overcooked. My cranberries cooked in about 12 minutes and next time I make this I will cut back at least the cinnamon to 1.5 teaspoons (to start) and add the spices when I add the apples. I could see adding orange zest to this too. (recipe made for *RECIPE GROUP*).

Nov 27, 2013

way to much clove

Nov 22, 2012

I love this recipe. To add a little more zing, as if you needed it, line your bowl with cream cheese. I use my black bowl, and there is the black, white, and red in the center visual. It is beautiful and tasty! It's great to spread on crackers!

Nov 22, 2014

I added orange zest and juice of one orange. After the chutney had cooked, I lightly smashed the apples with a potato masher. A better presentation , in my estimation!

Nov 29, 2013

I made this for Recipe Group. I cut the recipe in half but still used a whole apple. Because I mis-read the directions, I added the apple in at the beginning rather than the end of the cooking process. It still turned out great! We enjoyed the contrast of flavors; sweet, tart and spicy. I made it the day before Thanksgiving and enjoyed the flavor more after it sat in the fridge overnight. Visually, it was a very pretty addition to our Thanksgiving table.

Nov 27, 2013

Made this for Recipe Group...I thought this was very good! I only had 1 bag of cranberries, which was about 3 cups, so I adjusted the recipe accordingly (still used 1 apple). This does have a spiciness to it, but I thought it was nice w/ the tart cranberries. It's funny that Linda mentioned in her review about adding the orange zest, b/c that's what I did, and it was a nice compliment to the other flavors. I also liked the thickness of this, but, as Linda also mentioned, mine cooked in less time than stated, so keep an eye on it. We are 'canned' cranberry sauce people, but I had fun making this and would do so again. Thanks for sharing. :)

Nov 27, 2013

I really liked this recipe. With all the spices it involves it's full of bold, deep layers of flavor. The only thing I changed was added an extra apple and 1/2 cup of orange juice. Overall though a really great recipe! Thanks for posting!


Rate This Recipe

Glad you liked it! Your friends will, too:


  • Calories
  • 125 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

See More

About the Cook

Go Pro!

In Season

Top Turkey
Top Turkey

Choose from dozens of top-rated roast turkey recipes, from stuffed to deep-fried.

2014 Pie Countdown
2014 Pie Countdown

We're counting down from now until Thanksgiving with a great pie every day. Join the fun.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Videos

Cranberry, Apple, and Fresh Ginger Chutney

This cranberry chutney has bite and isn’t as sweet as most cranberry sauces.

Cranberry Sauce I

This easy cranberry sauce is flavored with orange juice. Enjoy!

How to Make Cranberry Sauce

Learn how to make this quick, delicious recipe using whole cranberries.

Recently Viewed Recipes

Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States