Festive Apple and Cranberry Chutney recipe

This delicious, zingy chutney is the perfect accompaniment to cheese and biscuits but also makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift.

This chutney tastes delicious served with festive Cheesy Nibbles as shown in these photos.

Suitable for gluten free, dairy free and vegan.

Christmas Chutney and cheesy nibbles on chopping board


500g Cooking Apples

250g Eating Apples

225g Onion

25g Chopped Ginger

2g Peppercorns

250g Granulated Sugar

125ml  Cider Vinegar

250g Dried Cranberries

Equipment needed

Large saucepan

Wooden spoon


Glass jars

Chutney on cheese biscuit


Firstly, place all of the ingredients except the cranberries in a large, heavy-based saucepan, then gently heat, stirring well until all of the sugar dissolves.

Bring the mixture to the boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 50 minutes. While stirring regularly, until the apples and onions are tender, and the mixture has thickened and no watery juice remains.

Next, add the cranberries and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Finally, spoon the hot chutney into sterilised jars and seal.