Cranberry Apricot Chutney

Just in time for thanksgiving, for all my fellow Canadians.  Cranberry apricot chutney to the rescue!  For all of my American neighbours, you’ve got some procrastination time before your thanksgiving, but hey, why wait?  

This would be great to take as a hostess gift to a holiday meal, perfect for a neighbour, boss, a teacher at school or anyone you know that would enjoy this delightful chutney.  Yes, it is indeed, a step up from cranberry sauce in a can.

So ‘wow’ some folks and whip this up!  Put on your condiment making super hero cape folks and dive in!


2 cups unsweetened apple juice
1 ½ cups white sugar*
2 (12 ounce) packages fresh or frozen cranberries
2 cups apples – peeled, cored and diced
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup dried apricots chopped into small pieces
1 Tbsp orange zest
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½  teaspoon ground ginger
½  teaspoon ground allspice
¼  teaspoon ground cloves

Yield 6-7 cups

Prepare the Mason Jars
Place washed mason jars in a 225F preheated oven for at least 10 minutes to sterilize them.  You can leave them in the oven until you are ready to fill them with the chutney.  

In a pot on the stove, boil the lids and bands for your mason jars, as well as any spoons you are going to use to get the chutney into the jars, for at least 5 minutes.  Leave them in the hot water until you are ready to use them (turn down the heat).  

Finally, fill a large pot with hot water and start heating it up.  You will need this to boil the sealed jars at the end.


In a medium saucepan combine bring water and sugar to a boil over medium heat.  


Add the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil, then simmer gently for 10 minutes stirring often.

Pour mixture into prepared canning jars, screw on sterilized lids finger tight and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.  Let cool.  Ensure lid pops down.  If not, process in water bath again.


Store in a cool dark place.  Shelf life of 12-18 months if stored as suggested.

If you do not wish to can the chutney, you could make half the batch and store it in the fridge for use with your holiday meal… and the leftovers of course 😉 

Best served room temperature.

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  1. says

    This chutney looks delicious. Perfect for the holidays. I can’t wait to try the recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  2. says

    Subscrevo o post.Mas do que gostei mesmo muito foi do título. Aplica-se na perfeição. :)Tb vale a pena analisar o n.º de cartões à 9.ª jornada. Para uma das equipas com mais posse de bola e ataques, ainda se torna mais inacreditável como consegue o SCP ser o mais castigado… Até parece que só temos Javi Garcias e Brunos Alves na nossa equipa de indisciplinados, caceteiros e maldosos… Ah! slb e fcp, lá estão mt bem classificados tb neste parâmetro (os dois menos castigados…). Só coincidências e mania de perseguição, claro!Gde Abç.

  3. says

    That sounds like a fun game for an ASL class or a theatre class, Gordon. When you say “group,” do you mean “sides” like in a competition? Or is everyone in a single line and they then say those lines with each person in the line saying the next line in sequence?

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