Chocolate-Cherry Chutney

Chocolate-Cherry Chutney

Chocolate-Cherry Chutney


Makes 4 (1-1/4-cup) containers


2 jars (16 ounces each) maraschino cherries
8 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup powdered sugar
1-1/2 cups slivered or chopped toasted almonds*
1 cup white chocolate chips

*To toast almonds, spread in single layer on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.


  1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup juice. Coarsely chop cherries; set aside.
  2. Combine chocolate and milk in large microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 4 minutes or until melted, stirring after 2 minutes. Add powdered sugar and reserved cherry juice. Microwave 1 minute; stir until smooth. Stir in chopped cherries, toasted almonds and white chocolate chips.
  3. Spoon into 4 labeled 1-1/4-cup food-safe containers. Store refrigerated up to 4 weeks.

Serving Suggestion

This chunky, chocolatey treat is fabulous served over pound cake, ice cream or other desserts.

Gift Idea

Design a label with storing instructions and serving suggestions and affix it to the jar. Wrap the top of the jar with ribbon or twine and attach a gift tag. Package it with a pound cake, angel food cake or brownies.

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