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A Twist on Traditional Turkey: Apricot & Cherry Chutney

It’s almost that time of year again – when no other food is quite as appetizing as a well-prepared turkey. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you may be looking for a way to dress up your main dish.  Today, Garden of the Gods Club Executive Sous Chef Carl McCartney shares a delicious apricot and cherry chutney recipe that pairs deliciously with any turkey. If you’re looking for a twist on the traditional Thanksgiving main dish, this recipe will leave you wanting a second helping of turkey.

This Thanksgiving, dress your turkey up with an apricot & cherry chutney.

Give classic stuffing a break. Dress your turkey with an apricot & cherry chutney!

Apricot & Cherry Chutney

1 Tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil
4 ounces onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons minced ginger
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 honey
1 cup orange juice
2 cups water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon curry powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 pound dried apricots, chopped
1/2 pound dried cherries

To Create:
Sauté onions with the ginge,r but don’t brown. Add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for  a half hour or until thick. Pair with turkey for a mouth-watering Thanksgiving main dish! This chutney will hold for about two weeks in the refrigerator.

We hope you enjoy this variation on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey theme. Each Thanksgiving, GGC Members enjoy spending precious time with loved ones at our popular annual Thanksgiving Day buffet. Innovative yet traditional dishes and elaborate buffet decorations, including ice carvings, are part of a holiday to which Members look forward each year. If you would like to learn more about membership at Garden of the Gods Club, we invite you to contact Director of Membership Tracey Kalata at 719.520.4980 or tkalata@ggclub.com.

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