I’m not sure if you were aware or not, but last week we celebrated not one but TWO important food days: National Donut Day AND National Cheese Day. And if you are starting to realize anything about me as a person, it’s that I LOVE food. Let me say that again, I LOVE food! I’ve honestly met some people who don’t share a similar passion for food as I do, and I’ve honestly thought to myself, “Can we really be friends?!” True story. As Julia Childs was quoted saying “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Agreed.

Even with my current diet (or lack thereof…I’ll post more about that soon), there HAS to be a balance of good eats along with the health food. There is absolutely no way I could see myself being successful at a diet that did not allow me to eat delicious foods (which is why I loved the 8 Week Challenge so much because their food was fantastic!)

Julia Childs Quote

Back to the national food days. When I hear that the world is celebrating a specific food, the only logical thing for me to do is JOIN IN! Am I right?! So for Donut Day, I took the kiddies after school to our local Tim Horton’s and grabbed half a dozen amazing donuts! Here’s the picture I posted to my Instagram of that. 

National Donut Day

So on National Cheese Day, I saw a post on Instagram by the fabulous Australian-turned-Canadian chef Mike Ward. It was an amazing peach and red onion chutney. Appetizers are probably one of my favorite foods. Even more so cheese is a go-to favorite of mine. Typically I have bought pre-made Red Pepper Jelly that go with brie cheese or Boursin cheese spread. We are HUGE fans of  this combination. But I had never tried making my own before. So when this recipe popped up, I knew I HAD to try this, you know, in honor of National Cheese Day!

Peach & Red Onion Chutney

It is so simple to make and truthfully, hubby and I could have eaten the entire thing in one sitting. THAT GOOD. And when you find something THAT good, there is no need to tweak it. This is all Mike Ward’s creation and I am simply sharing with you all to enjoy it too! 

One note, our local grocery store only had white peaches in stock so I made mine with those. It was a wee-bit tart, so I added a little more brown sugar to the mix. You could easily try this with mangoes, nectarines, plums, pears and apples. If you do, let me know how it turns out! What I know for sure is that I will no longer be buying pre-made chutney’s and jellies…I will be making my own! Thanks Chef Mike for the inspiration!


Peach & Red Onion Chutney

White Peach & Red Onion Chutney
Impress your guests with the most exquisite chutney topped on a bed of various cheeses!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 peaches (cut into rough a dice)
  2. 1 red onion (cut into rough a dice)
  3. ¾ cup of brown sugar
  4. ¾ cup of apple cider vinegar
  5. ½ tsp of crushed chili flakes
  6. 1 tsp olive oil
  7. Good pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium pan, heat up a tsp of olive oil.
  2. Add in onions and peaches and begin to heat. You want to sweat off the onions & peaches. You do not want to brown them but rather soften them.
  3. After a few mins add in vinegar, sugar & salt and reduce to a low/medium heat
  4. Begin to roughly smash the peach pieces with the back of your wooden spoon as you stir slowly. Continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes more
  5. Remove from heat and store in an airtight container and let cool overnight before serving
Notes
  1. Try this chutney with other types of fruits like mangoes, plums, nectarines and apples!
Adapted from Mike Ward
Adapted from Mike Ward
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 Now excuse me while I go finish off this chutney and brie cheese that are sitting in my refrigerator! Make sure to come back and let us know how you liked it by leaving a review right where the recipe is posted!

Love & Blessings,

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50 Comments on White Peach & Red Onion Chutney

    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am (3 years ago)

      It really is! You gotta try it! xox

      Reply
  1. Holly Housewife
    June 8, 2015 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

    These look so so good!! What a great party dish, pleasing to the eyes and belly!
    Oh the donuts.
    They were killing me!
    I made a timmys run too, I bought 3 donuts.
    Me, hubby and 10 month old baby….
    Well hubby and I may have split the baby’s donut… Don’t tell him! Hahah

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:57 am (3 years ago)

      Lol! I know how it goes! Thanks for stopping by Holly! xox

      Reply
  2. Aubrey
    June 8, 2015 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    My friend and I were so sad we missed national donut day so we made up for it on Saturday:) I never heard about the cheese day.

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

      I bet there is a day for everything out there! Fun to play along! xox

      Reply
  3. Ali @ Home & Plate
    June 8, 2015 at 9:37 am (3 years ago)

    This looks delicious right out of the jar. I bet it is delicious on grilled fish too. This one is going in the recipe book.

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

      Good idea about using it with fish! Thanks for stopping by! xox

      Reply
  4. Jasmine
    June 8, 2015 at 10:21 am (3 years ago)

    That looks so good.!!!!!

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:04 am (3 years ago)

      It really is Jasmine! xox

      Reply
  5. Antonio Vereen
    June 8, 2015 at 10:51 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! Copied this to my Pocket account. Thanks!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:05 am (3 years ago)

      RIGHT?! I’m so with you girl! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  6. Angie
    June 8, 2015 at 12:52 pm (3 years ago)

    That looks so delicious! I love that!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:03 am (3 years ago)

      It really is! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

      Reply
  7. Brittany Bergman
    June 8, 2015 at 2:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I am DROOLING over those donuts! Yum! This recipe sounds delicious. I love how fancy it looks for a relatively simple ingredient list. And I just love foods that have a great combination of sweet and acidic — this seems to be the perfect combination!

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:05 am (3 years ago)

      Absolutely! Perfect combination! Let me know how it turns out for you Brittany! xox

      Reply
  8. Heather Serra
    June 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks to good!!! What a great presentation. I love your photos!

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Heather! And it is SO good! You gotta try it! xox

      Reply
  9. Ashleigh
    June 8, 2015 at 3:34 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a recipe I think my hubs would go crazy for…so thank you for sharing, lol!! Pinned!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks for pinning Ashleigh! Let me know how it turns out for you guys! xox

      Reply
  10. Chelsea
    June 8, 2015 at 4:02 pm (3 years ago)

    Looks great. I just love your food photography!!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks love! xox

      Reply
  11. Tine
    June 8, 2015 at 5:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Great idea! I’m definitely going to try this recipe!

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

      Awesome! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  12. Megan Roantree
    June 8, 2015 at 7:18 pm (3 years ago)

    Well this looks amazing!

    How long does it last? I mean before it goes bad, not before you eat it all haha. I like to make big batches all at once.

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:00 am (3 years ago)

      I’m not totally sure Megan. I would just freeze it until you are ready to use it and then probably a week or two in the fridge. Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  13. Tanya (@bizzymommies)
    June 9, 2015 at 12:47 am (3 years ago)

    I’m drooling over here. That looks so yummy! Your photos are fantastic too! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you Tanya! You must try it…it’s THAT good! xox

      Reply
  14. Chelsie
    June 9, 2015 at 2:14 am (3 years ago)

    I’m not going to lie, when I read the title of this post, I wasn’t sure it sounded too appetizing, but when I saw the pictures, I knew I was wrong! This looks so delicious!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

      Well, it is amazing and you will thank me for sharing once you’ve tried it! Ha! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  15. Jaclyn
    June 9, 2015 at 8:40 am (3 years ago)

    That looks amazing! I bet my husband would love to whip this up!

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    • Christine
      June 9, 2015 at 9:02 am (3 years ago)

      SO GOOD Jaclyn! Must try it! xox

      Reply
  16. Tedi
    June 9, 2015 at 10:02 am (3 years ago)

    This chutney sounds divine!! I can see this going so well on top of Treeline dairy-free tree nut cheeses as well. Can’t wait to try!!

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    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:24 pm (3 years ago)

      Sounds delicious! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  17. claire
    June 9, 2015 at 10:17 am (3 years ago)

    oooo I’ve never made chutney, this looks delish!

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    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

      It really is Claire! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

      Reply
  18. Maggie
    June 9, 2015 at 10:34 am (3 years ago)

    This would be great on pork chops!

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    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:31 pm (3 years ago)

      Great idea Maggie! I will have to try it! xox

      Reply
  19. Annie @ Annie's Noms
    June 9, 2015 at 2:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Now, this looks FAB! I missed National Cheese Day, now I feel like I have to go make up for it. And make this chutney too as it sounds utterly divine!

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    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:37 pm (3 years ago)

      It really is Annie! Let me know how you like it! xox

      Reply
  20. Kathryn
    June 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m totally going to make this for my husband. He is a chutney nut!

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    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

      Let me know how he likes it Kathryn! xox

      Reply
  21. Mindy
    June 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my word Christine! You know my love language. . . this looks devine! Can’t wait to try this with a glass on wine soon!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:38 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s FAB with a glass of white too Mindy (it was morning when I posted this so I wasn’t sure if I should include the wine or not! LOL) Foodies unite girl! xox

      Reply
  22. Jessica
    June 10, 2015 at 12:07 am (3 years ago)

    I heard about National Donut Day but I didn’t know it was National Cheese Day too! I’m definitely more of a cheese person and I love a good chutney!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  23. jessica
    June 10, 2015 at 12:34 am (3 years ago)

    I will have to pin this for a Fancy occasion!

    Reply
    • Christine
      June 10, 2015 at 10:32 pm (3 years ago)

      Girl, I had this as a snack today in my yoga pants! HA!!! xox

      Reply

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