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Easy Apple Chutney

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. 
Course Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword apple relish, chutney, condiment, dairy-free, easy recipe, Gluten-free, indian cuisine, raisins, side dish, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 4 cups
Author Beth Allingham


  • 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


  • Combine the apples, onion, ginger, orange juice, vinegar, brown sugar, mustard seeds, pepper flakes and salt in a large saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • 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. 
  •  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