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Nov 22, 2010 09:21 AM

Store-bought Chutney?

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. 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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    1. re: Heidi cooks and bakes

      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!

      1. re: MsAledella

        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.

        1. re: mels

          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.

          1. re: meatn3

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

            1. re: meatn3

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

      2. D.P. Chutney makes a wonderful sweet tomato chutney that my guests love:

        1. Trader Joe's makes a really good mango chutney.

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          1. re: susan1353

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

            1. Alternatively, fig preserves + cream cheese = yumminess.

              1. 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.