Warm Spice Pecan Raisin Apple Chutney #SundaySupper

 

 

I love Fall and some of the things I love about Fall are crisp apples and falling leaves. We went apple picking last Saturday and picked about 14 lbs of apples. Aimed for 8 but ended up with more. This week has been ‘apple week’  at home, so I was only too happy to join my #SundaySupper team who are celebrating Fall with an ” Autumn Apple Party” !  I can’t want to visit the other  blogs and grab some apple recipes.  This is first time I made apple chutney and it has easily become one of my favorite apple recipe so far. Tart apples cooked with cinnamon, paprika, cayenne pepper and jalapeno have an enticing aroma that just wafted through my home. This chutney has a serious kick to it, so if you’re not into spicy foods and dips you may want to tone down on the spice. Although, I must say the sweetness of the apples balances the spicy kick. I added some golden raisins while cooking it which went really well with the apples.  I added some toasted pecans which gave it the crunch it needed. I chopped up some fresh mint from my garden and tossed it in and it was perfect. We had it with pork chops for dinner. I have discovered so many uses for it through the week, but my favorite is using it as dip with apples. Apples with apples. Talk about an apple overload ! It tastes delish ! I will be making some more soon!

 

Nutrition Wise !

Apples are  fat-free and low in calories, so, they’re a good choice for people who are watching their weight. Apples are a good source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber plays a role in reducing heart disease risk by preventing cholesterol build-up in blood vessels, while insoluble fiber aids in effective digestion. Apples contain significant amounts of flavonoids, phytochemicals found in plants that help protect cells from damage, reducing risk for heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems. To get the best out of your apple eat it with the skin since most of the nutrients are in the skin.  In this recipe, I peeled some of the skin and kept some on.  Raisins  contain quercetin, a type of polyphenol that acts as an antioxidant that protects the cells in your body from free radical damage. Pecans are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids and are an excellent source of antioxidants. Regular intake of pecan nuts in the diet help to lower total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increase HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood.  Putting all this good stuff together in the chutney makes it a heart healthy treat !

Apple picking ! We picked about 14 lbs ! My oldest took these pictures.

Prepping the apples !

Up close and personal ! Yummy !!

 We ate chutney with …..everything :)

Warm Spice Raisin Pecan Apple Chutney

Serves 16
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2lb Apples or 4 meduim (peeled , cored and chopped )
  • 1 cup Apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (ground)
  • 1 cup Golden rains
  • 1 cup Pecans (roasted)
  • 2 Jalopenos (chopped)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup Mint (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (or Chili )
  • 1 teaspoon Cinamon

Note

This recipe yields about 8 cups of chutney. This spicy chutney can be used a side with meats, dip with chips or as a sweet and spicy filling for a wrap !

Directions

Peel and core apples. chop into 1 inch pieces.
Chop onions and ginger fine
Add apples, raisins, ginger and onion to apple cider and apple cider vinegar. Add all dry spices and cook about 20 minutes till nicely cooked. Cook longer for a smooth chutney. Cook less for a chunky chutney.
Roast pecans and add to chutney towards end of cooking.
Add freshy chopped mint just before serving !

 

My Sunday Supper team has cooked up a storm … all with apples !! Hope you can visit their blogs and virtually sample their recipes.

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Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm (Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite apple recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat! We’d also love to feature your apple recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers!

Comments

  1. Sounds delicious! Bookmarked!

  2. Apple with EVERYTHING!!! I like that this dip is so versatile…. It looks very tasty indeed!

  3. This looks so good! I love the idea of apples with some heat. Thanks for the nutrition info.

  4. I love the idea of this chutney and the numerous things one could use it with.

  5. Apple chutney with jalapenos! Oh my heavens. I think I would eat this every day. Bring on the spicy heat!

  6. I love the spicy and sweet combination with this dish! Sounds amazing!

  7. I have had my eye on this dish since your sneaky peek. It looks amazing. I’m so jealous that you went apple picking. Happy #SS!

  8. I want to put this on everything.

  9. Love all the yummy ingredients in your chutney!Such a wide variety of flavors and textures :)Love the pecans and mint!

  10. I just adore chutney and this recipe has all the right ingredients. The addition of mint is great, love that twist! Have a great sunday!

  11. I love apple chutney and this version looks amazing

  12. Sue this looks AWESOME! Yum!!

  13. An interesting blend of flavors, Sue!

  14. What a hearty chutney! Looks delish!

  15. This sounds so yummy! I’m going to try it with my next pork roast!

  16. I’m so glad you mentioned how to serve the chutney… I’ve never had it, and always wondered just what to serve it with… now I know! Looks delicious!

  17. I love chutney! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I will be making it soon for sure.

  18. Your chutney looks so incredibly flavorful! This is another recipe that I will have to try :)

  19. This looks very good, I love the combination of flavors, actually I was munching on chutney all afternoon with some girlfriends watching a scary movie. Love chutney!!

  20. I don’t usually do much with chutney, but this is great. So many great flavors in there!

  21. This is stunning. I could eat buckets full of this.

  22. This looks AMAZING! thanks for adding me into your post :)

  23. Chris Baccus says:

    Looks great what do you recommend pairing this chutney with?

  24. I do not know if apples can be transformed into foods as shown in the pictures. I often eat apples, but have never eaten apple dishes before.

  25. This chutney looks great, Sue! How I wish I can join for the apple pickings…..never experience it so far….Thanks for sharing with us such a wonderful recipe!

  26. I would so make this if we didn’t still have jars of chutney from last year!

  27. of all menus, this is the best I taste really delisious:D
    I think this is because I like apples so much :)

  28. That chutney looks so good. I bet it tasted so good with those salty chips.

  29. Oh Sue! You had me at chutney. This looks and sounds amazing. I think I just imagined I could smell it from thousands of miles away. I really need to try your chutney.

  30. While I’ve never had anything like this, I think I would like the spicy kick with the apples!

  31. There’s a saying that “an apple a day,makes the doctor away”. Apple in our diet is good.I’m glad you shared here the Warm Spice Raisin Pecan Apple Chutney.I’ll make one this week.Thanks..

  32. I’m about as far away from being a chutney fan as you can get, I think but even this dish looks appealing. You certainly put a lot of effort into the presentation of your dishes. Everything has looked amazing so far so I might revisit my chutney bias with this serving and see if it can’t change my opinion :)

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