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Applesauce with Attitude – Apple Chutney!

October 17, 2010

By Kath Dedon


It looks like applesauce…..but one taste tells you that this is applesauce with Attitude! This is Apple Chutney! It’s sweet with just a touch of sour,  and spicy. This condiment is a perfect accompaniment for fall meals. (Bob has already requested it for Thanksgiving dinner!)

Since we still have a lot of Gala apples from our tree, I’ve been on the lookout for new ways to use them. I got the idea from Dan of IslandEAT who used his apple chutney on a pork tenderloin sandwich. It sounded like a fabulous combination!

Looking for an easy recipe that did not involve canning, I found the Apple Chutney recipe that Elise posted on Simply Recipes. I used honey instead of brown sugar, but other than that, I thought her ingredients were perfect.

I probably will make this for Thanksgiving dinner…along with my usual Cranberry Chutney, of course. (Stay tuned for that one!)



Apple Chutney

(Inspired by Dan of IslandEAT, and adapted from Elise’s recipe on


(print the recipe)


Makes about 2 cups



2 large, or 3 medium, apples (about 1 pound)

½ cup chopped onion

¼ cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup honey

1 Tbsp. grated orange peel

1 Tbsp. grated ginger

½ teaspoon allspice

1. Peel, core, and chop the apples.


2. Put all of the ingredients in a pan and stir.


3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes.

4. Remove the cover and continue to cook for a few minutes so the extra liquid can evaporate a bit.

5. Cool, and store in the refrigerator.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 17, 2010 10:29 pm

    applesauce with attitude! LOVE IT!! you continue to inspire sweet bella….

  2. October 18, 2010 4:54 pm

    that chutney has to be a great accompaniment to poultry! I would love to try it with a nice roasted chicken! Thanks for sharing your recipe…and I love the applesauce with attitude moniker!

    • October 19, 2010 6:39 am

      Thanks, Chef! It would be fabulous with poultry (like Thanksgiving turkey?) or pork. Or squash. Yesterday it was delicious with leftover rice and beef for my lunch. I’ve decided I need to double the recipe next time. 😉

  3. Laura permalink
    October 21, 2010 7:00 am

    Mmmm this looks great! I’ll have to try it soon.

    • October 21, 2010 7:21 am

      It’s really, really good, Laura! Double the recipe – you won’t be sorry! It tasted even better a day or two later.

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