Apple Chutney

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So you know that apple chutney recipe I mentioned in my post about perfect pork chops?  Well here it is!  This chutney really celebrates apples.  It’s made with whole apples, apple cider vinegar, and apple cider.  Cinnamon and cloves warm the chutney up, while the onion and minced candied ginger give it some complexity (and a little kick!).  Lemon juice and zest brighten things up a bit, and when all is said and done this is a lovely dressed up chutney to serve with pork or chicken.  I think it would be great in a grilled cheddar cheese sandwich, too.  Or served with an assortment of cheeses for an appetizer.  However you choose to use it, I hope you like it as much as I do!

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Apple Chutney
makes about 3 cups

Ingredients:
6 apples, peeled, cored, and 1/2-inch diced (I used Cortland apples for this Chutney)
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup candied ginger, minced
2 cinnamon sticks
3 whole cloves
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
zest and juice of one lemon
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider
2/3 cup raisins

Preparation:
1.  Combine all ingredients with the exception of the raisins in a large pot.
2.  Bring the apple mixture to a boil over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
3.  Reduce heat and simmer for about an hour, until most of the liquid has evaporated.
4.  Remove from heat and add raisins.
5.  Set aside to cool.

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