Apple Chutney

Makes 3 cups (12 servings of approximately 1/4 cup each)

  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 medium to large apples
  1. Halve and core each apple and then cut into 1/4-inch chunks..
  2. Place them in a heavy-bottomed saucepan with all of the other ingredients.
  3. Set the pot over MEDIUM-HIGH heat and bring to a light boil.
  4. Lower the heat and allow the mixture to simmer till the apples are tender and the chutney thickens slightly, about 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature . It will thicken as it cools.
  6. Cover and refrigerate chutney till ready to serve.
  7. It can be frozen if you are going to keep it for any length of time or you could preserve in sterilized glass jars using a basic hot water canning bath.