If you’re a little bored with grandma’s cranberry sauce, spice up your Thanksgiving Dinner with this Concord Grape Chutney instead! It’s an easy recipe and yields enough to use throughout the holiday season.

  • COOK: 35 mins

This recipe yields about 4, 5 ounce jars.



  1. In a small sauce pan, add grapes, 3 cups sugar and vanilla.
  2. Simmer until all sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain through a sieve. 
  4. Mash grapes and skins so all juice, color and flavor gets pressed through. * The skins have natural pectin for thickening. 
  5. Once pressed, discard remaining skins and seeds. Reserve mixture. 
  6. Simmer, in another sauce pan, sherry vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, raisins and cardamom for 2-3 minutes, so raisins plump. 
  7. Add this mixture to the concord grape mixture. 
  8. Mix well and divide into jars to cool. 
  9. Cover and keep in your refrigerator. This chutney last up to 6 months.