Spicy Apple Chutney

Spiced apple chutney is simply delicious, but how about spiced spicy apple chutney? Now that’s a taste bud explosion of the best kind. In this recipe, traditional chutney savory spices (cinnamon, allspice, and the like) are paired against jalapeño pepper and a healthy dose of cayenne pepper powder. It’s the epitome of sweet heat that you won’t soon forget.

spicy apple chutney

Serve spicy apple chutney as a side to chicken or pork. Or try it on its own as a savory snack. It’s also delicious at breakfast time, served as a side to French toast or pancakes. This is a morning dish that’ll perk you right up. Just be prepared the day before for breakfast usage – the recipe does take nearly an hour of simmering to get the chutney to the right consistency.

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spicy apple chutney

Spicy Apple Chutney

Both deliciously spiced and enjoyably spicy
4 from 16 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side
Servings 6 servings
Calories 239 kcal


  • 1 pound apples peeled and chopped
  • 2 jalapeño peppers diced
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger shredded
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over high heat and bring the mix to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let the chutney simmer for approximately 45 minutes until thickened.
  • Remove from heat, allow the chutney to cool, then serve.


Calories: 239kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 18mgPotassium: 314mgFiber: 3gSugar: 45gVitamin A: 438IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cayenne Pepper, Jalapeno Pepper
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on November 27, 2022 to include new content.
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5 stars
Third year in a row and we just prepare more and more of this chutney each year. We cannot eat tacos without it anymore! Thanks for this recipe!