Cranberry, Ginger and Orange Chutney

This chunky cranberry-orange sauce is super-fresh-tasting because the cranberries are simmered briefly and the orange sections are added near the end of cooking.

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  • Servings: Makes 5 1/2 cups


  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 2 pounds fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

How to make this recipe

  1. Using a sharp knife, peel the oranges, removing all of the bitter white pith. Working over a bowl, cut in between the membranes to release the sections. Squeeze the juice from the membranes into the bowl. Cut the orange sections into 1-inch pieces.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine the cranberries and water with 1/4 cup of orange juice from the bowl and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. Cover and cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the cranberries have popped, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar, both sugars, the ginger and orange pieces and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Make Ahead

The chutney can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published November 2010

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 2672

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: William Ezechel

Review Body: I would still use the ginger, but just a pinch. Certainly not a 1/4 cup.

Date Published: 2016-12-11

Author Name: Dev A Rajhansa

Review Body: I just made some and it is good without the salt and pepper. I did take a portion and put it aside and added the white pepper and salt to it and it too is good. I wish I had some clove on hand as I am sure it's addition would be nice! 

Date Published: 2016-12-08

Author Name: William Ezechel

Review Body: I was excited to try this recipe but for me it was way to much ginger.

Date Published: 2016-12-05