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Crock Pot Sweet Apple Chutney

Crock Pot Sweet Apple Chutney

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When I was pregnant with Annie, I went hog wild and pig crazy over apples. I ate them every day. Yes, plural. Sometimes three a day. I couldn’t get enough. Now, apples and applesauce are one of her favorite foods. With Andy, it was bananas. I would have attacked you over eating my banana – and he LOVES them now too. It’s a good thing I didn’t gorge myself on Skittles and Doritos.

I still love apple dishes. If I come across a recipe with “apple” in the title, I’m always gonna read it. As much as I love them, I don’t care for traditional apple chutney. It usually includes chopped onion and vinegar. I’m sorry, but I just cannot do that with my apples. It seems wrong to me – like I’m cheating on caramel or something.

Sweet Apple Chutney

So, I decided that I was going to make my own SWEET version of apple chutney – kicking out the onion and vinegar – I will save that for BBQ. Of course I had to make it in the crock pot…because if you haven’t caught on in about three years, I’m in love with my crocks.

I used Gala apples for this particular batch…because that’s what I had in the fridge. Just use whatever apples you have available…that’s about as spontaneous as I can get.

Sweet Apple Chutney

Also, most chutney calls for raisins. Well, I’m on a goji berry kick, thanks to Trim Healthy Mama…so I used those instead. You can use raisins if you prefer. But gojis are just so delicious – like eating a big ole Sour Patch Kid – but without the guilt.

Sweet Apple Chutney

This recipe is awesome because you just mix everything up in the crock. No extra dishes. That’s a happy thing for me – because even though I love to wash dishes, I don’t like to wash dishes for no reason…I have other things to do with my time.

This is one of the few recipes that I post that cooks on HIGH. I don’t usually care for cooking on high because it makes me nervous – I’m afraid I’ll burn the house down…kinda like when I try to make Candied Nuts in the oven.

When I was trying to make this batch, our power went out. That’s my biggest fear when I turn my crock on…that the power will go out. Or that I’ll burn the house down. Those two.

Sweet Apple Chutney

So, what do you do with chutney? Well, about a million things. You can serve it over yogurt. You can serve it over meat. You can eat it on bread. You can slather it on your pancakes. I even threw some into a smoothie and it was GOOD. Or you can stand at the kitchen counter and shovel it into your mouth with a spoon. I ain’t proud.

This would freeze very well – if it lasts that long.

Be careful cooking this. You still want to maintain the shape of your apple pieces. Too long and this becomes Sweet Apple Chutney Sauce. And that’s cool. Call it whatever…as long as you call me when it’s ready.

Sweet Apple Chutney

*This post is linked at Think Pink Sunday on Flamingo Toes, at Make Your Own Monday at Nourishing Treasures, at Mouthwatering Monday at A Southern Fairy Tale,  at Trim Healthy Tuesday, at Melt In Your Mouth Monday at Make Ahead Meals For Busy Moms, at Recipe Sharing Monday at Jam Hands, at Fat Tuesday on Real Food Forager, at Hearth and Soul Blog Hop at Premeditated Leftovers,  at Totally Tasty Tuesdays at Mandy’s Recipe Box, at Traditional Tuesday at Intentionally Domestic, at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free, at Healthy 2Day Wednesday at Authentic Simplicity, at Allergy Free Wednesday at Whole New Mom, at Fresh Foods Wednesday at Gastronomical Sovereignty,   at Wellness Wednesday at Intoxicated On Life,  at Wednesday Extravaganza at Hungry Little Girl, at Wonderful Food Wednesday at All She Cooks,   at Gluten Free Wednesday at The Gluten Free Homemaker, at Whole Foods Wednesday at This Chick Cooks, at Alive and Thrive Thursday at Gluten Free Yummy, at Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage,  at Frugal Food Thursday at Frugal Follies, at Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch, at Pin It Thursday at Sweet Bella Roos, at Catch as Catch Can at My Repurposed Life, at Foodie Friday on Simple Living and Eating, at Foodie Friday at Rattlebridge Farm, at Friday Food Frenzie at Mostly Food and Crafts,   at Weekend Potluck at Sunflower Supper Club, at Simple Meals Friday at Nourishing Simplicity, at Sweet and Savory  Saturdays at Dessert Now Dinner Later, at Weekend Whatever at Creative Christian Mama, and at Friday Favorite Finds at Finding Joy In My Kitchen.   

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.


  1. Becca Carroll says:

    Cool! If you made enough at one time you could can some. 😀

  2. Oh Stacy. Your posts make me smile. I look forward to reading every one…even the odd one that doesn’t really interest me because your sense of humour is great! Every post makes me chuckle….ok, burst out laughing right out loud…which isn’t usually a good thing since I do my blog reading during nap time… thank goodness for heavy sleepers…..ANYWAY, can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I make chutney a ton, but I have never tried it in the crockpot! Great idea :)

  4. Thanks!

  5. LOL This made me laugh…what doesn’t interest you?

    • It’s been a while since one of your posts hasn’t caught my interest in some shape or form – been liking the 5minute videos… my husband has come downstairs both weeks and asked what I was laughing at! I guess a few posts aren’t as intriguing because I roll my eyes and think… there is no way my (super-picky) husband will like that!(but then I think… there’s always lunch time for me and the kiddos!!!)

  6. Yep! If you want to…I’d rather freeze.

  7. I’m glad I decided to go ahead and look at this….when I saw chutney, I moved on then I decided to look back when I realized it said sweet. This is something I think I’ll like. I’m with you…vinegar and onion, with apples? Not a good match. Caramel, sugar, cinnamon, even goji berries..apples? Yes ma’am!

  8. I always see Chutney recipes, and I never know quite what I’m supposed to do with chutney. I like that you included suggestions!

  9. Amen girl. Amen. Who wants all that ick on their apples? Yuckorama.

  10. Ahhhh, recipes. :-) Gotcha.

  11. One of my very favorite things is Mango Chutney with stuffed grilled jalapenos – they temper the heat and adds such dimension to the grillin favorite! I love seeing a recipe for homemade chutney!!! I might actually have to try making it now :-) Thank you so much for linking up!!!

  12. Its_Gwen says:

    Oh, yummy! This begs for some sort of low carb cinnamon turn over type concoction!

    Where do you find goji berries? I’ve never tried them!

  13. My local Amish store sells them in bulk. :-)

  14. Your Crock Pot Sweet Apple Chutney sounds absolutely delicious! I really like that you can make it in a crock pot (although I share your crock pot fears about power failures and burning the house down!). I’m linking to your post as a feature in this week’s Hearth and Soul blog hop post. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  15. Anjanette says:

    I’ve never tried goji berries!! But my kiddos were just asking me to make “chunky apple sauce” today! :) Looks so yummy!

    I’m featuring you this week on Wellness Wednesday. :)

  16. Woot! Woot! Thank you! :-)

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