Apple Ginger Chutney Recipe

Apple Ginger Chutney is sweet, sour, savory and tangy condiment. This chutney recipe is easy to prepare in under 30 minutes. It surely will brighten up any meal with it’s flavor explosion.

Sweet and tangy apples are paired with bits and pieces of ginger to make an unusual but delicious combination. This chutney can be served warm or cold. This Apple Chutney recipe is Vegan and Gluten free.

Call it a chutney, marinade or dip! It tastes AMAZING in sandwiches especially grilled cheese sandwich! I also often serve it on a cheese board as an appetizer dip. And it is great as a marinade or topping on grilled meat and veggies.

We are a apple loving family and that includes fruits and electronics 😉 .. I always have a beautiful wicker basket filled with seasonal fruits near our dining table. I often tend to grab a fruit to munch on as a snack which I really like.

Healthier snack and one daily serving is taken care of that way. I have noticed that when you see something right in front of you , it’s easier to reach and grab that whether it’s a fruit or chips. So you make a choice!

Pickles and chutney are integral part of Indian cuisine. We love preserving fruits and veggies by making these delectable condiments. You will love our Sweet Lemon Pickle , Tomato Chutney , Peach Chutney as well as Carrot Ginger Pickle recipes.

MANY USES OF APPLE GINGER CHUTNEY

  1. Use it as a dip to serve on the cheese board, with toasts, crackers, samosas or cut veggies
  2. As a relish on grilled meat, veggies or holiday roast.
  3. Use it as a condiment to layer the sandwiches, tortilla wraps, pita bread on naan
  4. Serve it as a side dish along with curries or stir fry.
  5. Great for Holiday dinners and festive dinner parties

GREAT HOMEMADE GIFT

This apple chutney also makes great hostess gift. Pack it in mason jar. Tie a cute ribbon bow around it and add a gift note. Your guests will be delighted to get it as part of holiday gift.

Apple Chutney  easy to prepare and a wonderful balance of sweet, spicy and tangy ingredients. Golden chunks of sweet apples are a wonderful part of this tangy chutney. Adding bits of ginger pieces gives it a nice tickling surprise to the taste buds.

We enjoy this and many other apple delicacies especially during Autumn and winter season. It also is a great way to use all those apple picking harvest for all year-round. This recipe is good way to use all leftover apples.

PRO TIPS:

One important note about making any type of chutney or preserve is to make sure to use only nonreactive cookware when preparing it. So do not use copper, iron and brass pots or spoons while cooking it.

You can serve this delicious chutney warm or cold. The flavors mend better over time so make this chutney ahead of time if you are planning a holiday dinner.

Chutney Apple Ginger

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 medium size red apples : peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweetener of your choice (brown sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoon minced or grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder – adjust per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt to taste

HOW TO MAKE APPLE GINGER CHUTNEY

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Sauté for a minute.
  2. Add apples and mix well. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add sweetener, red pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes till the apples become soft.
  5. Open the lid.  Gently mush the apples using potato masher.
  6. Add minced or grated ginger and mix well.  Sauté for 1-2 minute. Turn the heat off. Add lemon juice and mix well.  Your irresistible yummy chutney is ready.
  7. Let it cool completely and store in airtight container in refrigerator.

INSTANT POT APPLE GINGER CHUTNEY

Turn ON the Instant Pot on Sauté . Once it displays HOT,  add oil. Add fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Sauté well for about a minute. Add chopped apples, sweetener, red chili powder and 1/3 cup of water.

Cancel Sauté. Close the lid , vent sealed. Set Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minute. Once it cooks and beeps when done, let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes. After that you can release leftover pressure by moving the seal to Vent.

Open the lid. Add lemon juice and mix well. The chutney should have jam-like consistency. If it feels watery, turn on SAUTE mode and sauté it for few minute stirring frequently. 

Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve.

Keep the Apple Ginger chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

I can’t say enough good things about this Apple Ginger Chutney!! There are so many scrumptious flavors and delicious textures going on, I even dare to say that it’s my favorite chutney of all time!

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A glass jar and a container filled with apple ginger chutney. There are two apples, piece of ginger and three spoons in the frame.

Apple Ginger Chutney

Yield: 4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Apple Ginger Chutney is sweet, spicy and tangy condiment. This vegan and gluten free chutney can be prepared in Instant Pot or stove top.

Ingredients

  • 6 medium size red apples : peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup sweetener of your choice (brown sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 2 tablespoon minced or grated ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder – adjust per taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt to taste

Instructions

STOVE TOP DIRECTIONS :

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Sauté for a minute.

Add apples and mix well. Sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Add sweetener, red pepper powder and salt. Mix well.

Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes till the apples become soft.

Open the lid.  Gently mush the apples using potato masher.

Add minced or grated ginger and mix well.  Sauté for 1-2 minute. Turn the heat off. Add lemon juice and mix well.  Your irresistible yummy chutney is ready.

Let it cool completely and store in airtight container or glass jar in refrigerator.

INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS:

Turn ON the Instant Pot on Sauté . Once it displays HOT,  add oil. Add fennel seeds, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds. Sauté well for about a minute. Add chopped apples, sweetener, red chili powder and 1/3 cup of water.

Cancel Sauté. Close the lid , vent sealed. Set Manual or Pressure Cook for 2 minute. Once it cooks and beeps when done, let the pressure release naturally (NPR) for 10 minutes. After that you can release leftover pressure by moving the seal to Vent.

Open the lid. Add lemon juice and mix well. The chutney should have jam-like consistency. If it feels watery, turn on SAUTE mode and sauté it for few minute stirring frequently. 

Let it cool down to room temperature and then serve.

Keep the Apple Ginger Chutney refrigerated. It should be good for couple of weeks! In the freezer, I keep it up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 74Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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This recipe was originally published in June 2018. It is updated with Instant Pot instructions and detail step by step photos in November 2020.

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