This recipe was created by Brianne from Cupcakes and Kale Chips and originally posted on December 20, 2016.

Apple chutney is a sweet and savory mixture of apples, cranberries, and thyme, with the tang of vinegar, made extra special with a splash of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider. Use it to top chicken or pork chops, or put together an appetizer platter when I show you four ways to serve this Sparkling Cider Apple Chutney.

Martinelli's sparkling cider apple chutney

Holiday celebrations may change with the times, but something that has always been a constant for me is snacks and Martinelli’s Sparkling Juices…


  1. Add oil to a small saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the shallot and sauté for a minute or two until translucent.
  3. Stir in the chopped apple, Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider or Juice, honey, apple cider vinegar, and dried cranberries, and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes or until the apples are soft and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Remove mixture from the heat, and stir in thyme and salt to taste.
  6. Transfer to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  7. Serve according to the serving options above, create your own, or use to top chicken, pork, etc.