Homemade Spread Heaven: Apple Raisin Chutney

Last winter, the hubs and I went to a dinner party at our family friend’s house. She’s an amazing cook and made one of the most delish combos I’ve ever had: roasted pork topped with an apple raisin chutney. Since then, I’ve been obsessed with finding an easy to make (but just as delish) apple chutney recipe that I could add my own little twist to. And you know what? I found it. I twisted it. And it’s amazing.

I realize that it might look funny in the picture – but it’s seriously good, I promise!

The best thing about chutney is that it’s versatile. You can use it with cream cheese or brie for an awesome appetizer. You can top meats with it for a fresh take on an old recipe. And I’m sure there are even ways to work it into a homemade dessert. Which I just might have to look into! I know that the recipe sounds tedious, but it’s really not – in reality, it’s actually quite easy!

Roasted pork topped with homemade apple chutney – AMAZING.

What you’ll need:

2 roma tomatoes
1 purple onion
2 Granny Smith apples
5 small sweet peppers (I buy the bag of them at Sam’s – but you could also use 1 green pepper and 1 red pepper if you’d like)
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp all spice
1/2 tsp cloves

1. Chop the tomatoes into small pieces, place into large kettle.
2. Use a chopper to chop up the veggies, raisins and apples into teeny pieces. You can do this without a chopper, it’s just going to take you a little longer. Add to kettle.
3. Add remaining ingredients to the kettle and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer on low heat.
4. Simmer for two hours.
5. Enjoy! You can store it in a container in your fridge, or you can can it. Or you can make a really BIG batch of the stuff – which is actually how it’s meant to be made, I just don’t like cooking in ginormous batches – and can it. Your choice!

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