Homemade Hostess Gift | 20-Minute Cranberry Clementine Chutney

I love pressing a small gift into the hands of a host when I visit.  And you know me, I like it even more if it’s a quick little homemade something.

This cranberry clementine chutney takes just a few minutes of care and stirring and is quintessentially wintery.   It is fantastic with cheese, delicious with pork, lovely smoothed on buttery toast.  The ingredients aren’t at all exotic, but combined transcend into something special.  And this is one of the easiest recipes ever: combine and stir.  You can do it!

Spiced Cranberry Clementine Chutney, makes one small jar, with a bit leftover for you to enjoy

12 oz fresh cranberries

2 clementines, zest and juice

1/4 c dried currants

3/4 c sugar

1 whole star anise

1 cinnamon stick

1/8 t ground cloves

1/2 fresh grated whole nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan along with 1/2 c water.  Cook over medium heat stirring frequently for about 15 minutes or until the cranberries have broken down and the chutney is shiny.  Lower heat as chutney thickens.  Allow to cool, remove whole spices and spoon into a  jar.  Keep refrigerated. Give straight away.

Playlist included Skating by the Vince Guaraldi Trio.

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One Comment to “Homemade Hostess Gift | 20-Minute Cranberry Clementine Chutney”

  1. Gonna have to give this a try…just need to keep the use the clementines quick before they are all gone!

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