Friday, January 14, 2011

Red Onion and Apple Chutney

This dish came together very quick.  We had some friends over so this was great paired with a glass of red wine or a beer.  That makes it female and male compatible!  

We tried it with cheddar and goat cheese.  My friends liked the goat cheese best.  My husband and I voted for the cheddar...I think we are partial to Cabot cheese though.

It has a good balance of sweetness and tartness between the onion, apple, and the sherry vinegar.  Perfect snack!

Red Onion and Apple Chutney

1 large red onion, sliced
2 TBS of canola oil
1 tsp of salt
1 apple, diced
2 TBS of brown sugar
2 TBS of sherry vinegar
2 TBS of fresh parsley, chopped
4 grinds of black pepper

Heat the oil over medium heat in a skillet.  Add the onions and salt.  Once they become soft, reduce the temperature to medium-low and cook for 5 minutes more.  Add the apples and a bit more salt.  Once the apple become soft, add the brown sugar and sherry vinegar.  Stir to combine well.  Cook for about 10 minutes more, stirring occasionally.  Turn off the heat and add the parsley and black pepper.  Stir to combine.  This can be  served right away or refrigerated for a day or two beforehand.  Serve alongside crostini and assorted cheeses.  Enjoy!


  1. what a fun appetizer and way to spend with friends!

  2. Unusual but delicious ingredient combination. Great chutney!


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