Spice up those pork chops, ham, cheese plates or dips with this homemade super easy to make 20 minute Spiced Apple Chutney recipe with bacon. Because what is life without that extra kick of delicious bacon flavor, tart apples and vinegar, and a sweet, caramelized brown sugar glaze kicked up with some spices?
I need flavor in my life guys. That why I LOVE this spiced apple chutney. The sweet/tart apples combined with that smoky, savory bacon is just to-die-for.
Adding that sweet brown sugar, a touch of vinegar, onion, garlic and spices really makes this fruit chutney an awesome treat. Mix this stuff with some cream cheese, serve it with pork chops or ham, it’s pretty damn awesome on a cheese plate, and I LOOOOOOOVE this as a sandwich spread.
So many options. And it is just so incredibly easy to make. There is no way you shouldn’t be making this. You NEED this. Just trust me.
**Try this Cranberry Orange Chutney for your Thanksgiving dinner this year – it goes great with turkey!!**
The Ingredients for this Spiced Apple Chutney Recipe
You’re going to have most of the ingredients, and if not they are easy to find at the grocery store. You can also buy some of the ingredients through the below Amazon links if you don’t feel running up and down the aisles in search of ingredients (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these links):
What is chutney made of?
Well, chutney is basically a mix of fruits and/or vegetables combined with vinegar, spices and sugar. It originated in India, but has become widely available in many different types and flavors. Chutney can be sweet or savory, or even both.
What is apple chutney?
Apple chutney is a sweet and savory compote made with apples, onions, garlic, ginger, vinegar, sugar and spices. It is typically simmered until caramelized and served with meat dishes. Apple chutney is often used served with pork, served alongside curries or used in a dip.
How to Make Apple Chutney for Pork
Guys, you’re not going to believe how easy this delicious apple chutney recipe is….it only takes 20-30 minutes MAX to make.
For the apples, chop them as rough or small as you would like. I like my chutney to be pretty chunky, so I keep the apples in larger chunks. If you prefer a smoother chutney, dice the apples in very small pieces.
Combine all the ingredients in a 2-3 quart saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, until chutney is caramelized and thickened.
Is chutney served hot or cold?
It depends on the dish. For warm savory dishes like pork chops or ham, I would recommend serving it warm. For dips, sandwiches and cheese, I would recommend serving it cold.
How do I store chutney?
Chutney can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Chutney can also be frozen in an airtight container for up to 12 months. It can be thawed and heated in the microwave or in a saucepan over medium heat.
I love fall and winter foods. They are so comforting and just make you feel so good. Check out some of these other super comfort food fall recipes:
Cranberry Orange Chutney
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Roasted Cranberry Butternut Squash
The Best Cheesy Chili Mac Casserole
Crispy Baked Turkey and Brie Stuffing Balls
Instant Pot Beef and Poblano Chili
Brazilian Coconut Milk Shrimp Risotto
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Spice up those pork chops, ham, cheese plates or dips with this homemade super easy to make 20 minute fruit chutney.
- 2 cups chopped apples
- 1 onion, sliced
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1 Thai chili, minced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tsp. ginger paste
- 1 tsp. lemon zest**
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- For the apples, chop them as rough or small as you would like. I like my chutney to be pretty chunky, so I keep the apples in larger chunks. If you prefer a smoother chutney, dice the apples in very small pieces.
- Combine all the ingredients in a 2-3 quart saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered, for about 20-30 minutes, until chutney is caramelized and thickened.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or the freezer for up to 12 months.
**If you don't have fresh lemon zest, you can substitute 1/2 tsp. of dried lemon peel.
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