Cherry Apple Chutney Appetizer- Dean - WI

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Published on January 12, 2015

Cherry Apple Chutney Appetizer

Serving Size: One slice (Chutney makes two cups)


3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cups chopped red onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/3 cup dried cherries
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and finely chopped
1 teaspoon cornstarch dissolved in 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
8 ounces lite cream cheese
Whole grain cocktail bread
Parsley sprigs or slivered almond for garnish



  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, gingerroot, and hot pepper flakes; sauté, stirring, 5 minutes.
  3. Add cherries, brown sugar and salt.
  4. Stir in water, cover, and cook over medium heat 5 minutes.
  5. Add apple, cover and cook until apple is just tender, about 6- 8 minutes.
  6. Stir in cornstarch mixture and cook over high heat, stirring, until mixture is thickened and appears glazed, about 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat, stir in vinegar, and cool before serving or storing. Chutney can be refrigerated for 1 week.
  8. Spread one tablespoon of lite cream cheese on one slice of whole grain cocktail bread.
  9. Top with two teaspoons of cherry apple chutney. Garnish with parsley and or almonds.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 73
Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Protein: 2 g
Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 143 mg

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