Sassy Summer Chutney

This is a sweet-savory blend that can be used as a condiment, side dish, or sauce. If you’d like to can it, use the hot-water bath method for 15 minutes.

Makes: 4 pintsHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hourDifficulty: Medium


Makes: 4 pints

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh apricots
  • 1 lb. fresh peaches
  • 1 lb. fresh nectarines
  • 1 lb. fresh pears
  • 2 small seedless oranges
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly ground ginger
  • 20 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 3 cups sweet onions, finely diced
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 2" stick cinnamon
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice

Directions

  • Peel and chop the apricots, peaches, nectarines, and pears; put into a large pot.
  • Carefully remove the peel from the orange. Chop orange, ginger, and garlic; add to the pot. Add all remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to low; simmer for 45 minutes, continuing to stir regularly. The chutney will begin to thicken.
  • Cool and remove cinnamon and clove. Move into freezer-safe containers, leaving ¼" headspace for expansion. Freeze; use within 6–8 months.