Return to listing

Spiced Cranberry Chutney

This, as you would expect, is a lovely, bright, Christmassy colour, and it's excellent served with cold cuts, as well as sharp, assertive cheeses. Keep in a cool dark place for a month before eating.

 Spiced Cranberry Chutney

  Makes 2 x 1 lb (350 ml) capacity jars

 2 cinnamon sticks
 1 teaspoon ground cloves
 1 lb (450 g) cranberries
 2 tablespoons freshly grated root ginger
 1 medium red onion, chopped
 12 oz (350 g) demerara sugar
 grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
 15 fl oz (425 ml) good-quality red wine vinegar
 1 teaspoon sea salt
Need help with conversions?
You will also need 2 x 1 lb (350 ml) capacity jars with vinegar-proof plastic lids, and 2 waxed discs.

This recipe is from Delia's Christmas Easy Magazine and Delia's Happy Christmas


All you do here is place all the ingredients in a wide, shallow pan. bring everything up to simmering point and stir well, ignoring the scum that rises to the surface - it will soon disappear.

Now, keeping the heat at a gentle simmer, let the chutney bubble and reduce for about 45 minutes, or until you can draw a wooden spoon across the surface and leave a trail that doesn't fill up with vinegar.

Don't forget it will thicken as it cools, so don't let it get too thick.

Towards the end of the cooking time, sterilise the jars (see note below), then fill them with the hot chutney (you can discard the cinnamon now).

Cover with waxed discs, seal with the lids and label when cold.

NOTE: To sterilise jars, wash the jars and lids in warm soapy water, rinse well, then dry thoroughly with a clean tea cloth, place them on a baking tray and pop into a medium oven, gas mark 4, 350°F, 180°C, for 5 minutes.r111


Return to Homepage
Visit the Delia Online Cookery School with Waitrose
Click here to go to

Related recipes

No recipes relate to this.




Popular topic
Latest post
Ask Lindsey... Storing treacle pudding
25 Oct 2014 14:46
Coffee Break sweet potatoes
25 Oct 2014 08:18
Food and travel Escaping at Christmas
23 Oct 2014 11:36
Ingredients Naina ~ Gateaux de Yaourt
13 Aug 2014 15:12
Can Anyone Help? Treacle Pudding
25 Oct 2014 17:57
Books Video
21 Oct 2014 19:59
Equipment Lindsey
24 Oct 2014 15:48
Gardening What's happening in your garden?
16 Oct 2014 23:27
CMS solutions by