One of the recipes I developed for Raisins of SA recently was this easy pineapple and raisin chutney. Its a little spicy and sweet but not hot. It is as much relish as a chutney and goes brilliantly with any curries or dolloped onto a burger or hot dog. I love to have it on a cheese board to temper a sharp Cheddar or sweeten goats cheese.

Pineapple & raisin chutney recipe

Pineapple & raisin chutney recipe

*Cooks notes: Use a blend of seedless golden sultanas and juicier seedless Thompson raisins (choose the softest 2 types of seedless raisins). If you like a spicier chutney, add ½ teaspoon chilli powder to the mix.


Pineapple & raisin chutney

An easy and spicy and sweet pineapple & raisin chutney recipe. 

  • Author: Sam Linsell



1 cup golden sultanas

½ cup seedless raisins (anther soft variety)

1 small pineapple peeled, core removed and chopped into very small pieces (about 230 – 250gms or 1 ½ cups)

1 small red onion finely chopped

½ tsp ground ginger

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

½ cup of water

2 tsp garam masala

1 tsp salt

2 Tbsp brown sugar


Place all the ingredients into a medium heavy-based pot and bring it to the boil with the lid off for 10 minutes. Put the lid on and cook further over low heat for about 30-40 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally and until you have a thick and slightly pulpy chutney.

This is a chunky chutney but if you prefer it smooth, blend at the end to thin it out. Store in sterilized jars for a few weeks in the fridge.

Keywords: chutney, pineapple, raisin, spicy, easy

Pineapple & raisin chutney recipe

More of my favourite preserves:

The best 8-minute strawberry jam

Red pepper & chilli jam

How to make red pepper pesto

Quesadillas with red pepper & corn relish

Apple chutney with Maly spices and raisins


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  1. Your pineapple and raisin chutney sounds wonderful. I’ve pinned and can’t wait to make it as I know it will be a delicious accompaniment to so many dishes.

  2. Sam

    Hi Karen, thanks so much and I hope you enjoy the chutney it is quite versatile.

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