Easy Cranberry Chutney (Like on the Bag, but Classier)

The terms “Chutney” and “relish” are fairly interchangeable, although a touch of spicy peppers is usually added to chutneys. A dash of cayenne qualifies this simple recipe as “chutney”, which certainly sounds classy! Serves about 12.

Cranberry Orange Chutney w/cayenne, cinnamon

INGREDIENTS

  •     1/2 c. water
  •     1/8 tsp. cayenne (or hot peppers of choice)
  •     1/8 tsp. salt
  •     Cinnamon stick
  •     1 bag cranberries
  •     1 c. sugar
  •     Zest from one orange
  •     2 TBS. frozen orange juice concentrate

PREPARATION

1. Rinse the berries and remove bad ones. Use: > 1 bag cranberries

2. Bring water to boil. Add: > sorted cranberries > 1/8 tsp. cayenne > 1/8 tsp. salt > 1-2 cinnamon sticks and sugar.

3. Bring mixture back up to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer 10 minutes or so, until cranberries pop. Add: > zest from one orange > 2 TBS. frozen orange juice concentrate.

4. This recipe can be made ahead and chilled; the chutney will thicken as it cools.

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