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Homemade Apricot Chutney

This apricot chutney is so good with curries, burgers, sausage sizzles, use as a glaze or mix it with a little oil and apple cider for a tangy dressing .
Course Side Dish
Keyword Chutney
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 2 600g jars
Calories 674 kcal


  • 1/2 tsp 5 spice
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cardamon crushed
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 10 grams ginger peeled and diced
  • 1 green apple peeled, core removed and diced
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 200 mil apple cider vinager
  • 500 grams apricot seed removed and cut in half
  • 250 grams caster sugar


  1. In a large hot pot, gently cook all the spices to release its aroma.

  2. Then add the diced apple, onion, ginger and apple cider vinegar, and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.

  3. Then add the remainder of the ingredients and let the mixture stew on low heat till all fruit has softened and the liquid has thickened. 

    Roughly 1hr.

    Stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

  4. Chutney is ready when it's a thick jam consistency.

    You can also run a scoop a small amount and when cool run your finger through it. If it leaves a clean line and stays there, then its ready. If it starts running, then you will need to cook it for longer.

  5. When chutney is ready, let it cool for a bit so it's easier to handle.

  6. Pour chutney in sterilised jar with a airtight lid and store in a cool dark place.

Recipe Notes

Chutney, unopened will last for up to a year stored in a cool, dark spot.


Once opened, chutney should be stored in the fridge and consumed within a month.


I chose  green apples, as I like a little tartness to it, feel free to use a sweeter apple if you prefer.


Be sure to pour chutney in warm or room temperature jars, as cold jars may crack from shock of the heat from the hot chutney.

*Nutrition information is approximate and is meant as a guide only*

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Apricot Chutney
Amount Per Serving (600 g)
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 1176mg51%
Potassium 952mg27%
Carbohydrates 165g55%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 147g163%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 5150IU103%
Vitamin C 33.9mg41%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.