Spicy Cherry Chutney

August 1, 2018

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This Spicy Cherry Chutney is sweet and sour with a bit of a kick. The perfect condiment to serve at your summer barbecue!

This Spicy Cherry Chutney is sweet and sour with a bit of a kick. The perfect condiment to serve at your summer barbecue! Get the recipe at JessicaLevinson.com | #cherries #cherryrecipes #chutney #condiments #lowersugar #sauces

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Cherries are in season and boy does that make me happy! I love sitting on my back patio on warm summer nights, post-BBQ, munching on cherries. I love watching my three year old girls nibble on cherries only to have a clown face when they’re done. And, believe it or not, I love using my cherry pitter (affiliate link) to pop the pits out of those sweet, slightly sour and tart cherries when I make my homemade spicy cherry chutney.

This recipe came about over four years ago, when I made my grilled salmon burgers. The burgers were delicious on their own, but what’s a burger without a condiment?! Ketchup didn’t seem appealing on salmon and mustard seemed too plain Jane. I don’t quite remember how I landed on the idea to make a cherry chutney, but I did and it was a perfect fit.

I’ve made these burgers many times since I posted the recipe, but I’ve only made the chutney one or two times since. I sort of just forgot about it. Until I stumbled upon the old recipe post and decided it was high time I remade the chutney and rephotographed it. So for a recent barbecue, I remade the chutney with a few modifications and served it with grilled chicken and my grilled Moroccan-Spiced Lamb Burgers. This time I made sure to photograph it properly! It was a hit for adults and kids alike, although I will say you’ll want to be careful with the kids depending on how much heat you add!

In addition to serving as a condiment for burgers and grilled chicken, this chutney would be delicious paired with cheese and crackers at a cocktail party!

Without further ado, here’s my updated, better than ever Spicy Cherry Chutney! I hope you’ll give it a try at your next BBQ, maybe even your July 4th celebration!

This Spicy Cherry Chutney is sweet and sour with a bit of a kick. The perfect condiment to serve at your summer barbecue! Get the recipe at JessicaLevinson.com | #cherries #cherryrecipes #chutney #condiments #lowersugar #sauces

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Spicy Cherry Chutney

This Spicy Cherry Chutney is sweet and sour with a bit of a kick. The perfect condiment to serve at your summer barbecue!

Course Dips, Sauces, & Salsas
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword cherries, cherry recipes, chutney, condiments, sauces
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 60 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced habanero or jalapeno pepper (use as few or many seeds as you'd like depending on your preferred spice level)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 cups pitted, halved cherries (can use frozen cherries out of season)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute onion and pepper until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in ginger and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Add cherries, sugar, cider vinegar, lemon juice, and salt. Bring to a boil; lower heat to a rapid simmer and cook until sauce thickens, about 40 to 45 minutes.

  3. Transfer to a bowl or serving dish and set aside to cool. Chutney will continue to gel and thicken as it cools. Serve room temperature or store in fridge and serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts (per 2 Tablespoons): 60 calories, 1 g total fat, 78 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g fiber, 10.5 g sugars, 1 g protein

This Spicy Cherry Chutney is sweet and sour with a bit of a kick. The perfect condiment to serve at your summer barbecue! Get the recipe at JessicaLevinson.com | #cherries #cherryrecipes #chutney #condiments #lowersugar #sauces

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What’s your favorite way to enjoy them?

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  1. This recipe came at the best time for me… we are going to Michigan’s Cherry Festival this weekend so I’ll be sure to try out this recipe when we do burgers for the 4th 🙂

    1. That sounds like so much fun! Can’t wait to see pics! Please let me know how you like the chutney if you get a chance to make it!

    1. Thanks Taylor. Personally I like this better than mango chutney, but I could be biased! Would love to know what you think!

  2. Ummmm, I already ate dinner, but now I’m hungry again. 😡 I’ve never heard of/tried cherry chutney, but salmon burgers sound perfect with this!!

  3. […] a sweet way to end a meal, but we also like adding them to smoothies and oatmeal, turning them into chutney to top burgers, chicken, and fish, and roasting them like I do for this cherry farro […]

  4. Can I eat it by the spoonful? Love cherries so am sure I’d love this chutney. And what a beautiful color!

  5. I absolutely love cherries and this chutney is absolutely amazing! It looks so delicious and sounds so flavorful. I really like your spicy twist 🙂

  6. I am all about that cherry season right now! This sounds delish, and I would definitely be putting it on just about everything!

  7. I haven’t had chutney in years. My grandmother used to make if for my grandfather all the time.
    I should definitely try this out.

  8. When you said spicy, I was for some reason thinking “spiced” like ginger and cinnamon. I didn’t expect that hot pepper kick in the ingredients! Talk about full flavored.

    1. Sorry I tricked you! But there is ginger in there too and you could totally sub the hot pepper for cinnamon! Either way would be delicious, this is just a more savory spin!