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Quick and Easy Apple Chutney

This delicious chunky fruity apple chutney is the perfect accompaniment to cheese and crackers or cold meats and is so easy to make!

Portrait image of a spoonful of chunky apple chutney with an out of focus jar of chutney in the background

Small Batch Apple Chutney.

The Britsh brought their love for chutney back from India like many of our food loves. This little apple number is simple to make and is loaded with golden raisins and ginger.

The “art” of making chutneys and jams at home seems to have diminished and that is a sad thing. Even I only have one other on my site, a wonderful tomato and chilli jam.

They are really simple to make and if you like them chunky then they are relatively quick too!

It takes just an hour to simmer rather than the 2 or 3 hours often associated with chutney making.

Possibly the defining feature of this recipe is that it is small batch.

We are a small family of two and whilst having a store cupboard full of jars may seem like fun. Years of experience of finding them in odd places tells me different!

Portrait image of a chunky apple chutney served in a jar with a spoonful of chutney on the worksurface

Recipe Hints and Tips.

This recipe really is a simple case of throwing things in a pan and allowing it to simmer so on the cooking front you should have no difficulties.

When it comes to ingredients I like to use a small sharp and firm apple like a Cox, although a Granny Smith is a good alternative.

These will help retain the shape when cooked leaving a good crunchy chutney but also not be too sweet.

We are creating a chutney to be used in a savoury sense and the raisins add more sweetness so we need to keep on top of it.

As I mentioned above this is a small batch chutney. It will last in a jar refrigerated for 2-3 weeks.

Although it is definitely best after allowing the flavours to mature for a few days.

If you preserve it properly in a jar it will last for over a year, although once opened you need to use it up in 10 days or so.

Like all chutney recipes, this is great with cheese and crackers, but it is also wonderful with a slice of pork pie, and it is heavenly on my pork and apple burger!

Sqaure image of a spoonful of chunky apple chutney with an out of focus jar of chutney in the background
Yield: 500 g

Easy Apple Chutney Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Making chutney at home is both delicious and simple, this apple chutney is fantastic on cheese and crackers or even a burger!


  • 3 Apples, I use Granny Smiths
  • 100 g (2/3 Cup) Onion
  • 50 g (1/3-1/2 Cup) Large Golden Raisins
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 100 g (1/2 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • 175 ml (3/4 Cup) Apple Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Salt


  1. Peel and cut the onion into a 5mm dice.
  2. Peel and core the apples and then cut into a 1-1.5cm dice.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients in a pan and stir to combine.
  4. Bring to a boil and then reduce the temperature to medium low.
  5. Simmer for an hour.
  6. Allow to cool completely before serving or storing in a jar.


The calorific value of this recipe refers to the full recipe.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 784Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2375mgCarbohydrates: 193gFiber: 11gSugar: 163gProtein: 5g

Calorific details are provided by a third-party application and are to be used as indicative figures only.

Did you make this recipe?

If you made this recipe, I'd love to see what you did and what I can do better, share a picture with me on Instagram and tag me @krumplibrian and tell me how it went!

Sharon Cushman

Sunday 12th of September 2021

This was awesome! Made it for our 50th anniversary party. Will be asking it again for Christmas gifts. Thank you!

Brian Jones

Sunday 3rd of October 2021

So good to hear, and so glad you liked it so much :)


Sunday 4th of October 2020

Absolutely scrumptious. I didnt have any raisins so used dried apricots and used cooking and eating apples and a half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Love your recipes.

Brian Jones

Monday 5th of October 2020

Thanks Dawn, glad you enjoyed it... I love the idea of a little cayenne added to the mix!

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