Delicious Spicy Peach Chutney

Whole and sliced peaches (Prunus persica) on white wooden table
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Canning Time: 10 mins
Total: 45 mins
Servings: 4 to 5 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
442 Calories
1g Fat
112g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 5
Amount per serving
Calories 442
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 224mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 112g 41%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 99g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 43mg 213%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 943mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Peach chutney is a sweet and sour condiment that is delicious served alongside curries or simply with rice or other whole grains. It is also terrific with soft, mildly pungent cheeses such as brie.


  • 3 pounds peaches

  • 1 1/4 cups light brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 1 cup golden raisins

  • 1 small lemon, seeded and finely chopped, including peel

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh ginger

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped

  • 1 small hot chili pepper, finely chopped (include seeds for more heat)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, cut a small "X" in the bottom of each peach using the tip of a paring knife.

  3. Put the peaches into the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove them from the water with a slotted spoon and transfer them to a large bowl. Let them cool just until they are comfortable to handle.

  4. The brief blanching should make it easy to peel the skins off of the peaches by hand, but use a knife if you hit any stubborn spots. Compost or discard the skins.

  5. If you are working with freestone peaches, run a knife around the circumference of each peach. Its halves should be easy to twist apart. Discard the pits.

  6. If you are working with clingstone peaches, it's easier to remove the peach flesh from the pit using a paring knife. Simply slice off small chunks until you've removed as much as you can. Discard the pits.

  7. Chop the peeled and pitted peaches into approximately 1/2-inch chunks.

  8. Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot over medium-high heat.

  9. Cook, stirring frequently until the peaches soften to the point that they start to fall apart when you stir the chutney. If the chutney seems too liquid at that point, raise the heat to high and continue to cook it until a wooden spoon dragged across the bottom of the pot leaves a trail that doesn't fill in with chutney even after a couple of seconds.

  10. Ladle the chutney into clean pint or 1/2-pint canning jars (it is not necessary to sterilize the jars for this recipe because of the length of the canning time). Leave 1/2-inch of headspace.

  11. Wipe the rims with a paper towel or clean dishtowel. Screw on canning lids and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.


  • The flavors of the peach chutney will develop and become more balanced if you wait at least a week before eating it. Store peach chutney in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can freeze chutney for up to six months (it is still safe to eat after that, but the quality will suffer).
  • For longer (up to one year) storage at room temperature, follow the canning instructions below. If you want to use homemade apple vinegar in this recipe, be sure to test it first to make sure it is acidic enough to safely preserve the chutney.