Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple Cranberry Chutney; One Jar, So Many Options

chut·ney [ chĂștnee ]   
  1. spicy relish: a sweet and spicy relish made from fruit, spices, sugar, and vinegar
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Most people know what to do with things like jams, salsa, mustard and crackers.  However  chutney is one condiment that gets a lot of questions.  Here in America, a chutney isn't used quite as frequently as say a jam, so many people wonder what to do with it.  Chutneys are one of the most versatile products we produce.  They can be used for anything from a sandwich spread to a pairing with cheeses to fantastic dessert.  They are great to have on hand for the holiday season because they can be utilized in any course.  Here are a few recipes using one of our favorites for this time of year, Apple Cranberry Chutney.

Appetizer

This recipe can use any of our chutneys and is incredibly easy to prepare.  Puff Pastry can be found premade in most of your local grocery stores in the freezer section.
Or for Individual servings: Cranberry Brie Bites

Main Dish

A great addition if you are looking for another protein option besides turkey for Thanksgiving.


Side Dishes

Great as a side dish, or use it as a stuffing for acorn squash for a great vegetarian meal (replace chicken stock with a vegetable stock for a vegetarian version)

A classic stuffing recipe with a jar of Apple Cranberry Chutney mixed in creates an entirely new taste profile.

Dessert
The chutney is a great compliment to this recipe that also includes fresh apples and fresh cranberries.

Served warm with scoop of vanilla ice cream makes a great end to any meal!


How do you typically use chutneys?

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for this post! Chutney has always intimidated me because I've never known what to do with it. It's definitely going to be on our Thanksgiving dinner table and be one of the condiments I keep on hand.

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  2. love this product!!!! And I love all the possibilities you've shown us here! I featured your apple cranberry stuffing on my blog yesterday!

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  3. I'm planning to try this chutney as a glaze over salmon for Thanksgiving.

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