Add depth to your traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, or put a saucy spin on new Friendsgiving favorites, with these unique relish and chutney recipes. Canned cranberry sauce has its place, we won’t deny it, but these condiments are truly something special, and they’ll go great with everything from turkey to toast.
From classic cranberry to exotic mango, these chutneys, jams, and relishes will bring out the flavor of the Thanksgiving staples you love, and be a great addition to a spread of cheese and crackers or leftover sandwiches. Plus, they make great homemade holiday gifts.
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Try something totally new this year. If you’re lucky enough to have access to fresh peaches, whip up a batch of this chutney from Food in Jars to spice up your Thanksgiving. Make a large batch and can it for use all year long, or cut the recipe in half for a quick Thanksgiving side. Get the Honey-Sweetened Peach Chutney recipe.
Why aren’t figs on every Thanksgiving table? Get them on your holiday menu this year with this simple, balsamic- and ginger-kissed recipe that will sweeten any meal. Get the Cranberry Sauce with Dried Figs recipe.
This recipe proves apples are for more than pie. Nutmeg Nanny’s chutney pairs the sweetness of cooked apple with a kick of chile and warm pie spices. Get the Spiced Apple Chutney.
Tomatoes seem more summery in and of themselves, but when you cook them down into a sweet, savory, and sticky jam, they’re good eating in any season. Cinnamon, cider vinegar, cumin, and black pepper flavor this fancy alternative to ketchup. Get our Tomato Jam recipe.
Top your turkey and potatoes with more than just gravy this year. This quick and easy recipe makes a batch of decadent relish that’s an excellent addition to your Thanksgiving spread. Get the Balsamic Caramelized Onion Jam recipe.
This year, be grateful for mangoes. This one-pot mango chutney hits all the right flavor notes: spicy peppers, sweet mango, and fragrant curry powder are a winning combination. Dab this chutney on your plate, but be sure to save some for leftovers—it’ll take your turkey sandwich to another level. Get the One-Pot Spicy Mango Chutney recipe.
This plum chutney recipe is another great fruity option to add to your Thanksgiving menu. You can skip the canning steps by preparing it fresh a few days before Thanksgiving and freezing what you don’t use! Get our Spicy Plum Chutney recipe.
One more cranberry option for the traditionalists. This recipe uses fresh cranberries and ruby port for full-bodied flavor and texture, and a bit of fresh orange zest for aromatic brightness. Get the Cranberries with Orange Zest and Port recipe.
This recipe from Elise at Simply Recipes is a great way to put green tomatoes to good use, and an especially great addition to an international Thanksgiving (or a global Friendsgiving) feast. Candied ginger adds to the complex sweetness of this condiment. Get the Green Tomato Chutney recipe.
Break out your Crock-Pot for this sweet, meaty compote that’s full of smoky bacon and lovely, melting onions, plus garlic, sorghum syrup, and coffee for depth. Get our Slow Cooker Bacon Compote recipe.
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