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Dried Apricot, Date and Ginger Chutney

apricot chutney

Make a flavorful chutney to top meat, chicken or fish or eat right from the spoon. Makes the perfect edible gift too.

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  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups ServingsServings


  • 12 ounces dried apricot halves boiling water
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup halved pitted dates
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins


Place the apricots in a bowl and pour in enough boiling water to cover them. Let the apricots soak for 30-60 minutes. Drain the apricots and place them in a saucepan. Add the garlic, ginger, sugar, vinegar, cayenne pepper and salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer the ingredients, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add the dates and raisins and cook for another 20-25 minutes or until the fruits are tender and thick. Let cool. Makes about 2-1/2 cups