Christmas cranberry chutney

Christmas chutney

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 x 300 ml jars
  • Category: Preserves
  • Cuisine: British


This is a great recipe for the festive period – it’s got plenty of bite to go with turkey or cheese and is also great to give as a gift.


  • 1.5kg apples – mainly cooking apples, like Bramleys
  • 400g onion
  • 65g root ginger (fresh)
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 500g granulated sugar
  • 250ml cider vinegar
  • 500g cranberries


Core, peel and chop your apples, adding them into a bowl with some water and lemon juice to stop them browning. Peel and cut your onions into chunks.

Add all the ingredients, minus half of the cranberries, into a large pan and set on a medium heat. Stir every few minutes to dissolve the sugar.

Turn the heat up to bring the mixture to the boil and then cook for 45-50 minutes, stirring every few minutes to get it to thicken. Add the remaining cranberries in and stir for another 5 minutes. 

Decant into sterilised jars and seal. Store in a cool, dark place for up to six months.

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