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