Cranberries are one of the few fruits truly native to North America and they are harvested in the fall generally from mid September through mid November. This makes cranberries the perfect fruit to add to your Thanksgiving or winter holiday dinners. Cranberries are rich in fiber and a good source of vitamin C and potassium. Cranberries are also one of the foods highest in antioxidants! This Chutney is so versatile, it can be served as an appetizer on a whole wheat cracker with a thin slice of brie, with the main entree in place gravy on your turkey, or for dessert over angel food cake. Best of all it can be made ahead of time and served warmed or chilled. And if there are any leftovers, serve our chutney stirred into oatmeal for breakfast...delicious!
3 tablespoons raw honey ½ cup water 12 ounces fresh cranberries 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled and finely chopped ½ onion, peeled and finely chopped ¼ cup golden raisins ¼ cup orange juice 1 teaspoon gluten-free ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon all spice
In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring honey and water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and slowly add cranberries, apples, onions, raisins, orange juice, cinnamon and all spice. Return to a boil again and then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for approximately 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or chilled.
Makes 14 servings.
1/3 cup = 1 serving:
50 calories, 0 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 9 g sugar, 2 g fiber, .5 g protein
Tips and Twists:
Another great addition to our chutney would be nuts. Choose your favorite, we love pecans, walnuts or toasted almonds. Get creative and add more protein and fiber by adding quinoa. Mixing in cooked quinoa is another secret of ours. Leave us a comment of your suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you!