Spiced Cranberry Chutney With Apricot & Almonds #SundaySupper



Cranberry chutney with apricot and almond spiked with paprika,  red wine and cayenne has a nice spicy kick to it. My Sunday Supper team is doing a “Gifts from the Kitchen” theme where we all create homemade gifts to give to others. Lovely idea ! Nothing warms the heart more than a personal hand-made gift. Some of the gifts I have treasured over the years are handmade. Gifts from the kitchen are well received because they’re edible 🙂 ! I decided to make a batch of cranberry chutney with fresh cranberries. I love chutney. The mention of chutney makes mouths water for spicy exotic delicacies.  However my cranberry chutney -a spicy concoction of fruits with wine, nuts and spices is quite at home with barbecued meats, hamburger, fowl, chops or cold meats. Perfect for the turkey that will be carved at thanksgiving. I made some apple chutney awhile back and it was aromatic and delish. I used almost the same spices for my cranberry chutney and of course it tasted quite different. I added some red wine which enhanced the flavor of the cranberry chutney. I have 2 families and a bachelor cousin visiting for thanksgiving and they are all going home with a jar each. I ended up with 8 jars so, I will give away some more as well. I will save some for our thanksgiving dinner and I can’t wait to see how it tastes with turkey ! Hopefully I will have some left. I am not kidding, it is finger licking good ! Spicy and tangy with just a hint of sweetness. I better find a good spot to hoard it 🙂 ! 




Nutrition Wise !

Cranberries contain a powerful cocktail of protective phytonutrients (plant chemicals) in the form of flavonoids and phenolic acids that contain protective, disease-preventing properties. They act as antioxidants in the body.Cranberry juice been used for decades for the prevention and treatment of urinary tract infections (UTI). They are said to inhibit bacteria from adhering to the cells that line the bladder. In addition they are high in vitamin c. 

Apricots  are a very high source of  vitamin A that promotes good vision. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues. Free radical damage can injure the eyes’ lenses. They are also a good source of fiber, which has a wealth of benefits including preventing constipation and digestive conditions such as diverticulosis.

Combine the two with some heart healthy red wine and some heart healthy vitamin E and we have a cranberry chutney that is a veritable nutrition powerhouse ! 



Chutneys like pickles taste better as they age ! The flavors and spices soak into the cranberry chutney. Refrigerate to improve flavor ! 


Cranberry Chutney with Apricot & Almonds

Serves 2 quarts or 8 ( 8oz jars )
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 2lb fresh cranberries
  • 1lb dried apricots
  • 2 cups Chopped almonds
  • 2 Red onions (chopped)
  • 4 jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper (or chili)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon paprika
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar (or white vinegar)
  • 2 cups red wine


A savory cranberry chutney that goes with any meat or tofu. You can also just eat it plain !!


Combine all ingredients except nuts in a sauce pan. Bring to boil, cover and simmer for 45 minutes stirring often,
Add nuts and simmer another 15 minutes or till desired consistency is reached.
Pack cranberry chutney into hot sterile bottles or containers.



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About Sunithi Selvaraj, RD

Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth and a passion for eating healthy ( quite a combo) Nutrition Geek, Healthy Nut.........


  1. Mmmm, I LOVE cranberries. This would make such a great gift!

  2. I’ve been a good girl…would Santa (ahem you) send me some for Christmas? Oh yummy!

  3. This sounds so good Sue! I want to try it!

  4. I must be having a glitch with the post … For me, there’s a huge blank space at the top & the post starts at … “more as well. I will save some for our thanksgiving dinner and I can’t wait to see”

  5. Sue, this is beautiful and sounds super yummy!! Great gift idea!

  6. I love cranberry chutney…and I love the spice in this one! YUM!

  7. Yum yum yum! This sounds like a wonderful recipe, and what a great gift idea to give at the holidays!

  8. Amazing! I’m definitely making this for Thanksgiving and giving to friends and family. They will be more than thrilled to get a jar of these!

  9. Fantastic chutney, Sue…I love your flavor additions. I could definitely see myself eating this on a turkey sandwich!

  10. Instead of cranberry sauce I am making this for our thanksgiving meal. I love this recipe.

  11. This one is a must try. I love chutneys very much. A lovely gift!!

  12. I´m an absolute chutney addict, seriously! This recipe is amazing with so much kick and beautiful color! Happy Sunday Suni!

  13. I want to be on your gift giving list! I must try this now!

  14. Sue, this chutney sounds amazing. I love that you added a little heat to it, and the addition of almonds is genius. Love this! Pinned.

  15. This sounds wonderful! A great way to add amazing flavors to a thanksgiving meal. Thanks for sharing! I will have to try it!

  16. I just showed this to hubby and he said, “So when are you making that?” This sounds amazing, thanks for sharing it

  17. Yum! And you want MY chutney?Please!

  18. this cranberry recipe has many fresh ingredients 🙂 most of them are really my favorite. I’d like to get them if someone want to make it 🙂

  19. You always have the most beautiful recipes! I can’t wait to try this!

  20. This is so beautiful. I love the colour of it. Chutney is just so yummy. This is a gift anyone would be lucky to get.

  21. Look at those ingredients! I would LOVE to try this. I’ve never had a chutney like this before!

  22. Wonderful recipe! I love you add in red wine and am sure it taste good! Thanks for sharing, Sue!

  23. I’m going to make this cranberry chutney instead of cranberry sauce this year. Then I am going to slather it on my chicken and stuffing and eat it. It will be wonderful. I can’t wait.

  24. Ok hungry here! So very hungry. I love all the recipes and also LOVE the facts you tell about the food.

  25. It’s a nutrients-packed snack and dessert all in one! Not to mention the antioxidants, fiber, and I’ve even read somewhere that cranberry is good for the heart too!

  26. I’m a huge fan of cranberries and this seems like something I would love to prepare for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing this great and delectable idea!

  27. Very appetizing 🙂 Thanks for sharing, this is going to be perfect for the holidays!

  28. Festive article! Delicious posts. I’m a foodie too, and I’ll be reading more of your posts!

  29. These goodies are not only good for the eyes, but they’re mouth-watering and they taste so good too!

  30. Your sweets factory is bursting at the seams with nutrients, fiber, and most of all, antioxidants that combat toxins and free radicals.

  31. All I can say is yum! Everything you’ve written is sumptuous, scrumptious, and superb!

  32. Oh my, these are jam-packed with powerful antioxidants! Perfect for the beauty and health buff! Thanks!


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