Courtesy of Natural Frontier Market

Spiced Fruit Chutney

Diet Type: Dairy Free

Cooking Time: Any


  1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  1/2 cup Cider Vinegar
  1/4 cup water
  1 cup packed light brown sugar
  2 cups pitted dried plums
  2 1/2 cups apples and/ or pears, peeled, cored and cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  1/8 cup finely chopped fresh ginger
  1 whole cinnamon stick
  1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  zest of 1 lemon
  1/2 teaspoon salt

In large Dutch oven or saucepan, heat oil over medium/high heat until hot. Add onions; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until tender. Add vinegar and water; stir in sugar. Add all remaining ingredients; bring to a boil, covered, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 20 to 25 minutes or until apples and pears are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 20 minutes, uncovered. Spoon into jars with lids for gift giving. Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to one month. Remove cinnamon sticks before serving. Serve warm. Tip: For lemon zest, use organic lemons and use zester or vegetable peeler to remove yellow portion only from lemons. If using peeler, cut into thin strips.

Servings: 16

Author: California Dried Plum Board

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1
Servings per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 121
Calories from Fat 5
 % Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g1%
  Saturated Fat 0g0%
  Mono Fat 0g 
Sodium 80mg3%
Total Carbs 31g10%
  Dietary Fiber 2g9%
Protein 1g 
Vitamin B-65%
Vitamin C4%
Vitamin E2%
Vitamin A4%
Pantothenic acid1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.