Orange Rhubarb Chutney

Orange Rhubarb Chutney

For fresh flavor that elevates your dishes this summer, try Ball®’s Orange Rhubarb Chutney! This recipe is full of chopped rhubarb, raisins, and orange juice and seasoned with ginger, all spice, and curry, so every bite is sure to be packed with flavor. Try this chutney with some curried vegetables and papadum or as an addition to a charcuterie platter.


6 Half Pint Jars (8oz)


1 Hour & 45 Minutes

Processing Time:

10 Minutes


10 whole black peppercorns

1 Tbsp mustard seeds

1 Tbsp pickling spice

4 Tbsp grated orange zest

2/3 cup fresh orange juice

6 cups chopped rhubarb

5 cups lightly packed brown sugar

3-1/2 cups cider vinegar (at least 5% acidity)

3 cups chopped onion

1-1/2 cups raisins

2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic

2 Tbsp finely chopped ginger root

1 Tbsp curry powder

1 tsp ground allspice

Water Bath Canning



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Tie peppercorns, mustard seeds and pickling spice in a square of cheesecloth, creating a spice bag. Set aside.

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Combine orange zest and juice, rhubarb, brown sugar, vinegar, onions, raisins, garlic, and ginger in a large stainless-steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and boil gently, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

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Add curry powder, allspice, and reserved spice bag; stir well. Boil gently, stirring frequently, until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 30 minutes.

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To guarantee the most delicious preserved foods, always begin with the best-quality produce at its peak of ripeness.

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Prepare boiling water canner in the meantime. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil. Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.


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Ladle hot chutney into a hot jar leaving a ½ inch headspace. Remove air bubbles. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar and apply band, adjust to fingertip tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.

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Water must cover jars by 1 inch. Adjust heat to medium-high, cover canner, and bring water to a rolling boil. Process half pint jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat and remove cover. Let jars cool 5 minutes. Remove jars from canner; do not retighten bands if loose. Cool 12-24 hours. Check lids for seal, they should not flex when center is pressed.

Pairs well with: Rice and Papadum or curried vegetables