Close view of a spoonful of Cranberry Fig Chutney

Cranberry Fig Chutney

Add this Cranberry Fig Chutney to your meat dish, or gift some to a friend! Goes well with chicken or pork.

A jar of Cranberry Fig Chutney sits on a plate with an old-fashioned sugar spoon. There is baker's twine around the neck with a label attached. Evergreen is in the background
Cranberry Fig Chutney makes a fun homemade gift!

Have you ever had chutney? Do you know what it is? There is no shame if you don’t. Different kinds of chutney range from the spreads in the cuisines of the Indian subcontinent to the sweet/savory English-style chutney, like the one I’m sharing with you now.

In this recipe, there are sweet fruits, tart fruit, onions, garlic, spices and vinegar. This stuff will really jazz up any boring chicken or pork! (In fact, I’ll be sharing a non-boring pork recipe highlighting this chutney very soon. Keep a lookout. 👀)

Close view of a spoonful of Cranberry Fig Chutney
Spoon some on your pork or chicken!


Store your chutney in the fridge. I like to keep mine in a pint-sized wide mouth jar, the kind that is also freezer safe. (I use them for storing my bone broth and top them with these reusable plastic lids, since the metal ones that come with the jars tend to rust.)

This recipe makes one pint, but you could store or give away smaller batches if you use jelly jars and lids.

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Cranberry Fig Chutney

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – Course: Holiday, MiscellaneousCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy


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Add this Cranberry Fig Chutney to your meat dish, or gift some to a friend! Goes well with chicken or pork.


  • 1 TBSP 1 extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 chopped onions

  • 2 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup 1 fresh cranberries

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 water

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 chopped dried figs (no stems!)

  • Zest of one orange (zest before juicing)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 pure maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 ground cloves

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/2 TBSP 1/2 arrowroot starch/flour


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the arrowroot. Mash some of the cranberries as it cooks. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer for 25 minutes. Whisk in the arrowroot until there are no arrowroot lumps. Let chutney thicken. Empty into a wide mouth jar. Serve over meat. Store in the refrigerator.

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  1. Thank you Wendi. This looks amazing and so timely. How long will it keep in the fridge please?

  2. It’s wonderful! I made a test batch to see if I would want to give it as a gift – and I do!! I am freezing a small portion to see if that works. Also, I have never had success whisking arrowroot into a hot liquid, so I made a slurry of equal parts starch and water. Worked like a charm, no lumps.

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