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Homemade Rhubarb Chutney

Sweet, tart and tangy Homemade Rhubarb Chutney is made from fresh or frozen rhubarb, dried fruit, savory spices, sugar, and vinegar.
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit chutney, homemade chutney, rhubarb chutney
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 ounces
Author: Laura Franco


  • 1-1/2 cup rhubarb - frozen or fresh
  • 1 apple - peeled and diced
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 TBS of sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh ginger


  • Place all ingredients into a large stove-top pot.
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Boil on high for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook for another 10-15 minutes to thicken.


Substitution for mustard seed is equal amounts of either dry mustard or prepared mustard.