Courtesy Rory Golden, Executive Chef, Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ONIt is important to let the cranberries cook so that the natural sugars turn to starch. Do not overcook or all sugars will become starch and make the chutney become too thick as it cools. The chutney may be used for chicken, pates, wild game or fruit displays.
Heat the canola oil, add the diced onions and let sweat until soft and transparent, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the white vinegar. Add the cranberries, orange juice and zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and dry mustard. Let simmer until the first cranberries start to pop, about 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup. Let cool to room temperature then refrigerate until serving. Note that the chutney will thicken as it cools. If the chutney, when cool, becomes too thick adjust with orange juice or maple syrup depending on the sweetness required.