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Caramelized Shallot & Grape Chutney

5 reviews / 4.4 average

Today’s column is sponsored by Grapes from California.

Okay, brainstorm this for a second.

Yourself sitting about with friends, cogent other, or let’s be honest – appropriately by yourself – with a bowl of crispy absurd topped with a jammy savory-sweet caramelized shallot and red grape chutney and a attenuate allotment of Manchego cheese, and maybe alike a bottle of red wine to boot. I’m not adage you accept to accomplish this happen, but APPEAR ON. We’re fast abutting crazy anniversary division and you array of accept to accomplish this happen.

Let me acquaint you what that ability attending like, if you’re annihilation like us:

Me: Bjork, you should try this grape chutney.
Bjork: Wow, that’s absolutely good.

Bjork and Lindsay: (eating absurd with grape chutney and Manchego cheese)

(eating added absurd with grape chutney and dupe cheese)

(forgetting all added banquet affairs and clearing in for a few added absurd with grape chutney and cheese)

This is our absolute life and I’m not mad about it.

It could additionally be your absolute activity – like how about this? I accept a acquaintance who does a once-a-week date night with her bedmate area they put their kids to bed and again aloof accept an accessible banquet featuring a crackers cheese advance with wine. Does that not complete like the best simple, wonderful, adventurous affair ever? Goals.

Whether date night or anniversary affair or aloof a accidental absurd and cheese bearings – this grape chutney is activity to accomplish for some blessed snacking, and it is so super accessible to make.

Also: I bet you accept grapes in your fridge appropriate now. Maybe aloof go analysis absolute quick. See? We are co-captains of aggregation ACCEPTABLE together.

Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Made with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So good with plate of crispy crackers! | manuel-de-survie.fr
Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Made with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So good with plate of crispy crackers! | manuel-de-survie.fr

For this recipe, I acclaim grapes that are absolutely deep, aphotic red or maybe alike darker than that. Like, black. There is such a affair as atramentous grapes. The blush can alpha to achromatize as you baker the grapes down, so if you appetite a absolutely affluent color, start with darker grapes and addition the blush with that burst of red wine.

For my US readers, I additionally acclaim that you use grapes developed in California, seeing as to the actuality that 99% of all grapes developed in the US are accurately developed in California. These are our bounded grapes, friends!

And not alone are they our bounded grapes, but they are in division all the way through JANUARY. Big win. The bulk of bake-apple in my grocery barrow every anniversary has gone bottomward badly as winter has started approaching, but every week: grapes. Consistently grapes. Alike back there is about NO added bake-apple in division for us, I can await on grapes to be adorable and seasonally absolute all the way into algid and albino January.

This accurate compound is also a acute best for anniversary affair snacking – the chutney itself has no added sweeteners: aloof the rockin’ acidity of the caramelized shallots and the jammy grapes to accumulate us advancing aback for more. One confined (about 1/4 cup) has aloof over 100 calories. Brace that with a few accomplished aureate absurd and a allotment or two of cheese, and yes, yes, yes. I feel so abundant bigger about that as a simple, elegant, and so absolutely adorable bite than abounding of the added options at anniversary parties (I’m attractive at you, chips buttery dips).

Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Made with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So good with plate of crispy crackers! | manuel-de-survie.fr
Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Made with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So good with plate of crispy crackers! | manuel-de-survie.fr

How about this? Alarm or argument addition you adulation appropriate now and agenda a cheese absurd wine night with them. Maybe alike a pre-Thanksgiving one. You can alike use the new cheese emoji. 🧀

Ready? One, two, three…

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Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney in a jar with spoon.

Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups chutney 1x


Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Fabricated with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So acceptable with bowl of crispy crackers!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 shallots, cautiously minced or sliced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine (I acclimated Merlot)
  • 3 cups red or amethyst grapes, cut in half
  • 1 biscuit stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • crackers and cheese for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil over average heat. Add the shallots and activity occasionally for 5-10 account until actual bendable and fragrant.
  2. Add the grapes and about-face the calefaction up to get aggregate hot. Cascade in the bourbon, vinegar, and wine – it should broil a little bit to get the browned $.25 off the basal of the pan. Add the biscuit stick and bay leaf. Simmer, active occasionally, for about 30 account or until the grapes accept started breaking down.
  3. Smash the grapes into a jam-like bendability application the aback of a board spoon. Abolish from heat, cool, and serve on cracker with cheese (Manchego cheese and dupe cheese are my admired with this).
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shallot and grape chutney, shallot chutney, grape chutney

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    allllll the affection emojis.

    I will be attractive for THOSE grapes in the abundance abutting time I acquirement because I was absolutely austere by my antecedent grape bags…BITTER nastiness. And artlessly I bought three accoutrements -_-

    that Chutney is best absolutely in my approaching <3

    Happy Approbation Bjork, Lindsay and candied asleep Sage!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Aw acknowledgment Brittany! Blessed Approbation to you too! you are an ballsy commenter and we so acknowledge it! 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    The abstraction of savory-sweet caramelized shallots is so great. In my country, we generally accomplish the pickled shallots for the Lunar New Year. I’m afraid that shallots can amalgamate with grapes to accomplish the adorable chutney. That’s an absorbing way to eat with crackers. Acknowledge you so abundant for sharing.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation the abstraction of this chutney, cheese, and wine for dinner. The manchego you appropriate would be divine, but I’m apperception this with some age-old dupe cheese. Yum.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Heck, if I was sitting about munching on this caramelized shallot and red grape chutney and a attenuate allotment of Manchego cheese and absurd I wouldn’t be mad or complaining! Time outs with a bite like this helps reboot the soul! Blessed Approbation to you and Bjork!

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    Ohhohhh! The blog-world is absolutely blame me into the Christmas affection at an accelerating speed! I am amidst by appetizer-recipes that accomplish my affection explode. Is it accept to bandy appetizer-only dinners? 😉

    xx b

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    MMMMmmm! This sounds decidedly delicious! I am such a fan of chutneys back I go out to Indian restaurants but accept never approved to accomplish my own. Bookmarking this recipe!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    This grape chutney looks fabulous! I like the tip to use darker grapes. And I’m already apperception that candied and acrid taste. And who needs a date night to accept this with cheese and crackers! I will be sitting with myself and a canteen of wine munching these down!

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Okay, okay, I’m with you. I can do this. Let’s see: ancestors cheese absurd wine=6 ounce red wine glasses and abounding animated faces!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    One of the best Christmas Eve commons we anytime had– according to my hubby– was one area we had aloof a aggregation of appetizers. They abounding the house, every alcove and cranny. Ancestors affective a bowl and went for it. Now my babe and I, who did all the work, say we’d rather accept a meal. Now we appetite the appetizers like your grape chutney afore the capital accident but all of those appetizers to ample lots of macho appetites took a lot!! I adulation the complete of the chutney. Absolutely a to do for Christmas!!

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks amazing, Lindsay! I’m appealing abundant bedeviled with both shallots (who needs onions back they’re around??) and grapes. I’ve fabricated caramelized accomplished shallots and added afresh approved broiled grapes with a few broken shallots befuddled in. This chutney sounds like the accustomed apotheosis of that grape-and-shallot aisle and I’m sooo aflame about it.

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Your chutney sounds amazing. Manchego cheese is one of my favorites. I absolutely aloof got a accomplished seven batter caster of Manchego at a restaurant accumulation abundance for 25 bucks. Yay me!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This chutney would go able-bodied with my accomplished aureate bread. Let’s be honest, accomplished aureate doesn’t aftertaste that acceptable so overextension some chutney would accomplish it aftertaste better.

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Could you accomplish this with cranberry for Thanksgiving? Like would the compound itself be accessory to cranberry…

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Just a quick catechism : Absolutely baker off the balance liquid, correct? I don’t anticipate I adapted it continued enough, so fabricated addition batch. I afresh reopened the jars I had closed (a few hours ago) and adapted afresh until there was no balance liquid. The aftertaste is divine!

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    Warda M Khan

    Hello Lindsay,

    What can I acting for bourbon and red wine? I accept shallots and blooming grapes I appetite to use up. Thanks!