This easy Fig Chutney combines warm spices with figs to make a flavor explosion that’s delicious with cheese platters, roasted chicken and more!
This easy Fig Chutney is one of my favorite ways to enjoy figs. It’s perfect accompanied with fresh feta cheese on a toasted baguette, and perfect to serve up with roasted chicken or even beef. One word: delicious!
(Two words actually – delicious and addicting!)
The warm spices of nutmeg, clove, cinnamon and ginger come together in a way gives the chutney a warm, yet spicy zip. It’ll make you feel like it should be fall, even if it’s incredibly hot (Arizona..)
Despite the summer heat, figs grow amazingly well here in Arizona. Let me tell you though, that in Arizona birds go wild and crazy for figs. This reflective bird tape is the best deterrent against birds who want to devour your fig trees.
Bird tape reflects the sun and blows freely in the breeze making birds scared to come near your precious trees. That, in turn, will yield you a greater amount of figs.
And more delicious Fig Chutney.
Enough about birds though.. this Fig Chutney is amazing!
Easy Fig Chutney
A mix of sweet and sour, pair fig chutney with marinated feta on a toasted baguette or crackers.
The warm spices enveloped in this delicious chutney will make it seem like the holidays are near. Thankfully this chutney can be made all year round by using fresh figs (in season) or frozen figs.
Gift chutney in cute jars with a loaf of sourdough at the holidays for family and friends. Or be bold: grab a jar to bring to Thanksgiving dinner.
After simmering the nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and ginger, your house will smell amazing!
Ready to make this Fig Chutney? Grab some figs & get started!
- 1.5 lbs figs stems removed, quartered
- 1/2 white onion finely diced
- 1 apple peeled and diced
- 1/2 C brown sugar
- 1/2 C apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 C raisins
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- Rinse the figs thoroughly. Remove the stems, and quarter the figs. Set aside.
- Combine the apple cider vinegar and sugar in a medium saucepan, bring to a simmer until sugar is dissolved.
- Add the quartered figs and remaining ingredients to the saucepan, and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil, then simmer, uncovered, for one hour. Stir frequently.
- During that time, the figs should break down and the flavors will combine as the mixture thickens.
- Ladle into hot, sterilized jars. Refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
- Recipe makes 2.5 Cups, or 40 Tbsp., 2 Tbsp per serving.
Have you ever made Fig Chutney?
If not, give it a try! Please leave a comment, rate the recipe and be sure to tag me on Instagram!
I have a feeling you’ll go back and double or triple the recipe just to have extra! It makes such an incredible gift!