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MsAledella Nov 22, 2010 09:21 AM

After much internal debate on what to bring as an appetizer (my assigned contribution) this Thursday I'm thinking I'll just do a chutney with cream cheese and pita chips. And since this is such a boring appetizer, I figured I should just buy the chutney. Any suggestions on the brand/kind? Maybe something from WS if they have any...

I am sooooooo annoyed by extended family who prefers to BUY their desserts rather than eat my scrumptious confections that everyone else who knows me would DIE for. Insane people. Serves them right to have store-bought chutney but hurts my feelings that I can't show off my superior baking skills.

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  1. Heidi cooks and bakes RE: MsAledella Nov 22, 2010 09:51 AM

    My absolute favorite is the Northeast Kingdom's Maple Apple Chutney. It's got that sweet/savory thing happening when you add it to the cream cheese. I use 1/2 a jar per 8 oz. of cream cheese.

    I don't want everyone filling up on appetizers before my home cooked Thanksgiving meal, so that's what'll be on my table. With no apologies!

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      MsAledella RE: Heidi cooks and bakes Nov 22, 2010 10:16 AM

      It sounds good... how can I get it in CT though? I've never seen it in a store and I won't be driving to VT in the next 2 days! Thanks!

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        mels RE: MsAledella Nov 22, 2010 10:47 AM

        I don't think NEK chutney is available in CT except for online (they make some mean mustards!). I have had quite a few good chutneys made by Stonewall Kitchen - they are in Avon and at the Shops at Evergreen Walk in S. Windsor.

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          meatn3 RE: mels Nov 22, 2010 12:04 PM

          Stonewall Kitchens onion/garlic jam works great for this!

          FYI to poster, one of their chutneys is extremely sweet - but I don't recall which one.

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            MsAledella RE: meatn3 Nov 22, 2010 12:37 PM

            Oh great! That's do-able. Thanks so much!

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              meatn3 RE: meatn3 Nov 22, 2010 03:19 PM

              I took a look at their site, the Old Farmhouse Chutney is the one on the sweet side IIRC.

      2. JungMann RE: MsAledella Nov 22, 2010 12:46 PM

        D.P. Chutney makes a wonderful sweet tomato chutney that my guests love: http://www.regionalbest.com/detail/sw...

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          susan1353 RE: MsAledella Nov 22, 2010 12:47 PM

          Trader Joe's makes a really good mango chutney.

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            chefdaddyo RE: susan1353 Nov 22, 2010 01:39 PM

            Go for the Stonewall Kitchen apple cranberry chutney. Not too sweet, and available in CT. Pair it with Philly brand cream cheese.

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              bbq babe RE: susan1353 Nov 25, 2010 09:24 AM

              Ginger mango. Awesome stuff.

            2. coney with everything RE: MsAledella Nov 23, 2010 04:24 AM

              Alternatively, fig preserves + cream cheese = yumminess.

              1. mamachef RE: MsAledella Nov 23, 2010 05:00 AM

                Not a chutney, but somethin' we do here on the left coast, is good salsa poured over cream cheese and served with tortilla chips...and I've been known to purchase the salsa at WF, if I don't make it.

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