Cranberry-Lime Chutney

November 23rd, 2009

While searching for a good cranberry dish to serve for Thanksgiving dinner, I found Anna Pump’s The Loaves and Fishes Party Cookbook in the library. I have found that I like most everything that she prepares and have blogged about her recipes in the past. This sweet and tart chutney appealed to me on many levels. It is tart enough to give a tang to bland turkey and just barely sweet. We had it last night with pork roast and it was just right. My husband said it was a keeper. The beauty of the dish is that it will keep up to three months in the refrigerator. I don’t think it will last that long, but it is good to know that I have a great side dish for Thanksgiving.


1 lime, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 tsp salt
3/4 cup peeled and coarsely chopped tart apple
1/2 cup dark raisins ( I used dried cranberries)
4 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans ( I added this ingredient )

In a saucepan, bring to a boil the lime slices, onion, garlic, sugar, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, spices, and salt. Cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Add the apples and raisins. Return to a boil and simmer another 10 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook, covered, for 10 minutes more. Add the pecans. Cool mixture.

To store the chutney, cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving.

11 responses to “Cranberry-Lime Chutney”

  1. Penny, what a wonderful combination of tartness the lime & cranberry brings to the chutney, balanced by the other spices. I would love this on my ‘day-after’ turkey sandwich. Thanks

  2. Kate says:

    This looks tasty! I seem to get hung up on the cranberry sauces and make three or four different kinds. I will give this a spin!

  3. This sounds really good. I like that you can make it in advance, so it is not one of a thousand things to do T-day,,,,

  4. Mary says:

    Penny this sounds really, really good. The combination sounds terrific and it’s wonderful that it will keep for so long in the refrigerator.

  5. A great use for the standard dish… but no satisfying gloop sound when it comes out of the can???

  6. That sounds so good. I am going to Fresh Market this week to get the cranberry relish they have in the deli. I look forward to it every year! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Sounds heavenly! I have been wanting to read her book.

  8. Nat says:

    This sounds so perfect !

  9. Robin Sue says:

    Have a wonderufl Thanksgiving Penny! I bet you all are going to eat lots of your wonderful cooking!

  10. Katy ~ says:

    Penny, this sounds elegant. Good to see the cranberry being dressed up for dinner!

  11. In all my life, I never cook cranberry chutney. My grand-mother was the best in town (Thetford-Mines)!

    Have a nice day, Penny and friends.
    Au revoir!

    Anne – Quebec City

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