Homemade Dried Fig Chutney

Dried fig chutney is thick, flavorful and spicy jam that’s mildly sweet. It’s great on crackers for snack time or as a saucy side to your favorite meal!

Dried Fig Chutney

Dried Fig Chutney

Course side, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 tbsp
Calories 60 kcal


  • ½ lb dried figs (14 figs, two cups chopped)
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp coriander
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp dried ginger
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar


  • Remove any hard stems from figs and roughly chop. Place them in a medium saucepan with water. Cover and bring to boil.
  • Remove from heat and allow to sit for 15-20 or until tender. Drain the figs and return to the pan.
  • Add the onion, raisins, garlic, vinegar and spices to the pan. Return to the stovetop and bring to a boil.
  • Turn heat down to medium-low and simmer until onions and raisins are tender and all liquid is absorbed, 25-30 minutes.
  • Add brown sugar, turn heat to medium-high and simmer, stirring constantly, until liquid from melted brown sugar is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Hack: Cover chutney tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 months.
Keyword afternoon tea, chutney, cracker spread, dried figs, Indian cuisine, Indian food, jam, jelly, pickle, preserve, puree, relish, spread

Did you know?  Figs, whether fresh or dried, are a nutritional powerhouse!

Suggestion: Use this chutney in grilled cheese sandwiches or stuffed chicken breast!

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