Orange Cranberry Chutney

I was spoiled as a child when it comes to food. My mom has always been an excellent chef – and even though she was busy she always made the time to prepare a 5 star Sunday dinner for us.

Of course, Holiday meals always put those 5 star dinners to shame. Those were 6 star dinners. My mom would make almost everything from scratch (the gravy being more half and half). We almost always had fresh cranberry sauce, made with love – not that gluey stuff that plops out of a can.

Cranberry sauce always brings me back to being at the dinner table with my family, which is why I decided to create a recipe of it myself. It contains the same flavours my mom would include. Now I can go back to that place in time, anytime.

Orange Cranberry Chutney


  • 1 x 340 gram bag of fresh cranberries
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp orange zest
  • dash of cinnamon


Add fresh cranberries and water to a small pot and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add all other ingredients. Once cranberries start to reduce, bring temperature down to low and continue stirring every so often for about 30 minutes to let the flavours blend. It should be on a low simmer.

After 30 minutes, you may like the consistency how it is – I like to mush up the cranberries a bit extra with my spoon. Once you’ve reach your desired consistency, remove from heat.

Store in a sealed container in a jar for up to 10 days.

Now I know some of you probably love your canned cranberry sauce, and that’s okay. But you really, really need to try this one too! It has so much more flavour and intensity. I love the punch of orange, hint of ginger, and delicate touch of cinnamon. Don’t even get me started on the consistency.

It’s great with your typical holiday meal, but also good on: sourdough, waffles, oatmeal, chia seed pudding, and cheese. It’s the most versatile cranberry chutney ever. If your holiday isn’t complete without some cranberry, you must give this Orange Cranberry Chutney a try!

Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram when you make it – it seriously makes my life to see you guys make my recipes!

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2 thoughts on “Orange Cranberry Chutney

  1. I have to admit, I’ve never really enjoyed cranberry sauce. Canned, homemade, chef-prepared… I’m still looking for that magic recipe. Maybe this is it! Still willing to try. 🙂

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