Cranberry Chutney has become a favorite side dish around our Holiday table. It’s great with turkey at Thanksgiving or ham with Christmas dinner. You can also pour this chunky sweet goodness over a block of cream cheese and eat it with crackers as an appetizer. This is our mom’s recipe that people always ask us for after eating it. In addition to being delicious, it is super easy to make! You will have a delicious side dish or appetizer made in no time for your Holiday meal that everyone will love!
It only has 5 ingredients and it’s super easy and quick to make, You just need cranberries, orange juice, sugar, Grand Marnier, and chopped nuts. If you don’t like nuts or have an allergy to them, you can always leave them out. The heating process will cook down all of the alcohol in the Grand Marnier so you can serve it to everyone.
First you just stir the orange juice, sugar, and Grand Marnier over medium heat. Next you will add the cranberries. Keep stirring over medium heat. Once the cranberries start to soften, press them with the back of the spoon onto the side of the pot so they mash up. When the cranberries are all softened and mashed, take the pot off of the heat and stir in the chopped nuts.
At this point you are done with cooking! I told you it would be easy! Just leave the pot on the stove to cool until it’s room temperature. Now you can transfer into whatever serving dish you will be using, cover it and place it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours to set. Keeping it in the refrigerator overnight would be best, but if you are making it the day that you need it, 3 hours chilled in the refrigerator should be fine.
Everyone in our family loves this recipe! I hope that you love it and enjoy it too!
- 1 12 oz Bag of Cranberries
- 1 Cup of Orange Juice
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 5 Tablespoons Grand Marnier or Orange Liqueur
- 3/4 Cup Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
- Combine the orange juice, sugar, and Grand Marnier in a medium pot over medium heat.
- Stir over medium heat until sugar is melted.
- Add the cranberries.
- Once cranberries start to soften, mash them with the back side of the spoon on the side of the pot.
- When all cranberries are soft and mashed, add and stir in the chopped nuts.
- Once all of the nuts are mixed in, remove the pot from the heat and let the mixture cool.
- Once at room temperature, transfer the cranberry chutney to your serving dish, cover and refrigerate.
- Refrigerate for at last 3 hours. Overnight is best.