Cranberry Apple Chutney

Kenya would eat an entire jar of homemade cranberry sauce on its own if given the chance -- he actually tried to do it once last year when I wasn't looking. I didn't have to worry about him getting his share of antioxidants for a while because he basically got a month's worth in that one sitting.

When I was growing up, my mother always used to make a cranberry dish for Thanksgiving. This is my twist on her recipe which includes bite-sized pieces of celery, apple and onions.

With grated apple to give extra texture and a whole cinnamon stick for added flavor, my little guy has had sights on this new cranberry creation from the moment I started working on it. I am happy to report that Kenya would happily eat this Cranberry Apple Chutney all on its own with relish (get it? Chutney? With relish?), but with all the turkey testing I've been doing recently, he's been enjoying it the way I intended_ alongside a nice slice of turkey.

Check out the links below for more holiday side dishes!

Feed Me Phoebe_ Stir-Fried Collard Greens with Ginger and Jalapeno
The Heritage Cook_ Sweet & Lightly Spicy Corn Pudding
The Lemon Bowl_ Sweet Potato and Corn Hash
Jeanette's Healthy Living_ Clean Eating Holiday Side Dish Recipes
Weelicious: Cranberry Apple Chutney
Dishing: Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Spices
Elephants and the Coconut Trees_ Cranberry-Pistachio Pilaf
Taste with the Eyes_ Fresh Green Beans, Mexican-Style
Napa Farmhouse 1885_ Italian Green Beans with Tomatoes and Pesto
Red or Green? Green Chile Pork Stew (v2) and Tamales
Virtually Homemade_ Cheese Ravioli with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate
Domesticate Me_ Farro Risotto with Prosciutto, Parmesan and Brussels Sprouts
The Sensitive Epicure_ Butter Dipped Radishes with Sea Salt
Daily*Dishin: Best Holiday Dressing
FN Dish_ No-Brainer Holiday Sides


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Cranberry Apple Chutney (makes 3 Cups)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

nut free

dairy free

gluten free


  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, diced
  • 2 Celery Stalks, diced
  • 1 12 oz Bag Fresh Cranberries
  • 1 Green Apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick


1. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a saucepan over medium heat and cook the onions and celery for 5 minutes or until tender.
2. Add the remaining ingredients, stir, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally while cooking.
3. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime should must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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