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a bowl of apple chutney

Spiced Apple Chutney Recipe

Made with bacon, apples, vinegar, and sweet caramelized brown sugar, this chutney only takes 20 minutes to make!
Course Condiment
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 100kcal


  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 Thai chili, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


  • For the apples, chop them in ¼ to ½" pieces, depending on how chunky you'd like the chutney to be.
  • 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.


  1. Dice the ingredients in small pieces for a more uniform chutney;
  2. Jalapenos or serrano peppers can be used as a substitute for the Thai chilies
  3. If the chutney starts to stick to the pan, add additional liquid;
  4. If your chutney is too thin after 20-30 minutes, continue cooking until a thick consistency is reached.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg