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Apple-Chipotle Chutney

Chipotles in adobo are a great way to add intense heat and a rich, sweet smoky flavor to sauces and other dishes.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 45 mins
  • yield: Makes 2 cups




  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cored and peeled
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons finely chopped chipotles in adobo (about 1 chile)
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Step 1

    Combine apples in a small saucepan with light-brown sugar, cider vinegar, golden raisins, and water; add chipotles, salt, and pepper.

  2. Step 2

    Simmer, stirring occasionally, until apples are translucent and most of the liquid has evaporated, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool.

Everyday Food, May 2004