thanksgiving chutney

Turkey-Day Delights (soy, gluten and dairy-free)

I love making chutney on holidays. It is a naturally sweet addition to any table, and can be used as part of the main dish or even as a spread for dessert. If you are heading over to someone’s house for the holiday: make these chutney’s, store them in a glass mason jar, add a gift tag and tie with simple twine and voila’ you have a handcrafted gift that everyone will enjoy.

Feel free to make these recipes your own by adding/subtracting whatever you think will taste delicious, these are just a few of my favorites:

Both Recipes Serves 8



Cran-Apple-Pear Chutney

  • 

5 ripe pears, peeled and chopped
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1.5c apple juice (may need more)
  • .5c of: golden raisins, dried cranberries or fresh cranberries
  • touch of natural sweetener, only if needed
  • 2 whole cinnamon sticks

    Preparation:
  1. Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat
  2. Reduce and cook until fruit breaks down soft, stirring often (15-20 mins)
  3. Just add more juice if fruit gets dry
  4. When everything is mash-able, turn off heat
  5. Remove cinnamon sticks, mash fruit till chunky
  6. Serve warm or refrigerate

Cranberry Chia Chutney

  • 2 bags of fresh organic cranberries
2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1.5c orange juice
  • .5c natural sweetener (I like coconut sap)
  • 1.5 tbsp grated orange zest
  • 1 whole cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
1c filtered waterPreparation:
  1. Bring all ingredients except the chia to a boil over medium heat
  2. Reduce to low heat, stir frequently.
  3. when cranberries/apples become softened/sauce, add in the chia
  4. mash apples with spoon a bit if needed
  5. cook for 3-5 additional mins
  6. add more sweetener if needed
  7. remove cinnamon stick
  8. store in glass airtight container and refrigerate before serving