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delicious easy apple chutney in hermetic jars

Easy Apple Chutney

  • Author: Beth Allingham
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Side dish, condiment
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian


Serve a chutney with any Indian curry for mild sweetness to balance the savory spiciness. This recipe for Easy Apple Chutney is so simple, yet so flavorful! I usually just simmer up a batch while I’m working on the curry. 



  • 6 apples, cored and cut into ½-inch dice (between 4 and 5 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped white or sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (1-2 oranges)
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 cup light brown or coconut sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 teaspoon whole dried mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon pink sea salt or to taste
  • 3/4 cup raisins


  1. Combine the apples, onion, ginger, orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, pepper flakes and salt in a large saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce the heat to simmer and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 50 minutes to 1 hour, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Take off the heat and add the raisins. 
  4.  Set aside to cool and serve with your meal. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Thanks to Ina Garten’s chutney recipe, which I’ve modified for our taste

Keywords: chutney, apple relish, raisins, easy recipe, Indian cuisine, side dish, condiment, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan