Cranberry amaretto chutney is homemade fruit chutney made from fresh cranberries. This easy chutney recipe makes an easy appetizer, dip, or condiment.
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Cranberry Amaretto Chutney with Cream Cheese

Calories: 1594kcal
Author: Brenda Thompson


  • 2 – 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 C cranberries – fresh or frozen
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 T +1 t lemon juice
  • 1/2 t of lemon rind
  • 1/4 C amaretto
  • 1 T orange marmalade I have subbed apricot jam before too and it's tasty!


  • Combine 2 C cranberries and sugar. Heat until it comes to a boil stirring constantly. Lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add the rest of the ingredients(not the cream cheese). Let cool and pour over cream cheese block or you may spread cream cheese in a shallow dish and spread cranberry mixture over the top.


Sometimes I only use one block of cream cheese to serve. It just depends on the proportion of chutney to cheese that you like.
Also, even though the original directions call for you to stir the amaretto into the boiled cranberry mixture OFF the heat, I will bring it back to a boil so some of the alcohol cooks off. Just remember that if you will have children (or others who are alcohol averse) around who might be sampling this appetizer!


Calories: 1594kcal | Carbohydrates: 260g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 156mg | Sodium: 533mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 240g