apple tomatillo chutney

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Chutneys are one of those foods that nearly every one has a version of. But I associate them primarily with Irish and Indian food. My Irish grandfather adored chutneys, however, the first time I had this wonderful condiment was in an Indian restaurant.

But we do learn something new everyday. I whipped up this batch when a friend of mine who lives in Alabama was visiting.

“What are you making?” she asked.

“Chutney,” I responded.

“Huh. I thought that was a southern thing,” she said.

“Really? Chutneys are popular in Alabama?” I asked.

“Are you kidding me? I’ve never been to a barbecue without one,” she said.

So I checked “learn something new today” off of my to-do list, and the two of us happily dug into this batch of spicy and citrusy chutney.

It’s perfect on sandwiches or a sliced baguette as a party appetizer. I hear it’s also great at barbecues.

apple tomatillo chutney
Yield: 8 servings

Apple and Tomatillo Chutney

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Passive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This apple and tomatillo chutney is perfect on sandwiches or a sliced baguette as a party appetizer. I hear it's also great at barbecues.


  • 1 lb tomatillos
  • 4 medium apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped and seeded
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Husk and wash the tomatillos. Roughly chop them.
  2. Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan, and bring to a light simmer over medium heat. Cover, and reduce heat to low.
  3. Cook for 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Uncover to reduce any remaining liquid.Apple Tomatillo Chutney

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 140mgCarbohydrates 41gFiber 4gSugar 33gProtein 1g

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Launie Kettler is a food writer/photographer who lives in a “suburb" of Burlington, VT. She cooks big food in a small kitchen, and her husband and cats are tolerant of the fact that she plays the same Wilco and Son Volt albums over and over while pontificating about the beauty of cumin. Her food blog, Teeny Tiny Kitchen, was featured on Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, and her writing has been linked to by CNN and the L.A. Times. Launie has also had her recipes featured on Punk Domestics, Cheese Culture Magazine, Athens Foods and Salon. Check out Teeny Tiny Kitchen for more recipes and photos or follow Launie on Twitter @Teenytinykitchn

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