Hazel’s Secret Apple Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Hazel Magill, Head Chef at Slieve Donard Resort & Spa has been busy whipping up some festive favourites in time for the Christmas season. Hazel’s Apple Cranberry Chutney is ideal for enjoying with a festive cheese board or for gifting a jar to loved ones! It is very simple to make, follow Hazel’s foolproof recipe here…

Apple Cranberry Chutney

Sweet and tangy chutney with apples, cranberries, onion, vinegar, sugar, orange zest, and ginger.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Makes about 2 Jars
















  • 2 good cooking apples (2 cups, peeled and chopped)
  • 200g fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 large chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 100g of brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Small pinch of ground clove


Put all ingredients into a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for a few minutes more, to reduce any remaining liquid.

Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.


And if you need further festive inspiration, Hastings Hotels has Christmas all wrapped up with its versatile gift card which comes with no expiry date.

Redeemable at any of the seven Hastings Hotels, in the two magnificent spas and any of the restaurants or bars, it’s the ideal gift that lets people choose the perfect present for themselves, be it a special night out, a luxury weekend, an afternoon tea, a spa treatment or even a round of drinks at the bar!

For further information or to get your Christmas presents sorted at the touch of a button, go towww.hastingshotels.com/Christmasgifts or call 028 9047 1066.

November 9, 2020



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