Sweet and Spicy Peach Chutney

Chutney of apples, apricots and raisins in green bowl

Chutney is a funny word, isn’t it? This authentic condiment originated in India and is a marriage of fruits or vegetables with vinegar, spices, and sugar. Many use it as a condiment and can be a quick way to add some zesty flavor to sandwiches or as a topping on rice, chicken or fish. The most popular way is to pair it with cheese and crackers. Soft cheeses such as brie, Neufchâtel or cream cheese go especially well with chutneys.

This spicy peach chutney will awaken your tastebuds and is my one of my favorites because of its versatility. If you want to start out with a chutney, this is a great one to work with. It can be used as a spread for sandwiches, as a way to dress up hors d’oeuvres, as a topping for chicken, or added to chicken salads.

Sweet and Spicy Peach Chutney

  • 2 red Anaheim chiles, seeded and diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe peaches, diced
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, skins removed, cored and diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. In a small saucepan, combine chiles and vinegars and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine diced peaches, raisins, cinnamon sticks, salt and 3 tablespoons of water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to boil. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until fruit is softened and a thick sauce forms, about 15 minutes.
  3. Uncover saucepan with fruit and and stir in vinegar mixture and cloves. Cook, stirring, until hot throughout, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Discard cinnamon sticks. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.

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Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper’s Blueprint, a comprehensive guide that uses real-life scenarios to help you prepare for any disaster. Because a crisis rarely stops with a triggering event the aftermath can spiral, having the capacity to cripple our normal ways of life. The well-rounded, multi-layered approach outlined in the Blueprint helps you make sense of a wide array of preparedness concepts through easily digestible action items and supply lists.

Tess is also the author of the highly rated Prepper’s Cookbook, which helps you to create a plan for stocking, organizing and maintaining a proper emergency food supply and includes over 300 recipes for nutritious, delicious, life-saving meals. 

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Originally published May 17th, 2015
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