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Date Chutney

Serve this sweet-sour sauce with chicken, pork loin, or Christmas ham.

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  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups
Date Chutney

Source: Everyday Food, December 2009


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 cup chopped pitted dates (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add shallots and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown at edges, 3 minutes. Add mustard seeds and cook, stirring, until beginning to pop, 1 minute. Add remaining ingredients and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 6 minutes. Let cool to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Note

To store, refrigerate, up to 3 weeks.


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