Sweet Potatoes With Cranberry Chutney Recipe (2024)



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This is absolutely the best sweet potato dish I've ever tasted. The cranberry relish gives it a tartness and warmth. I will make this dish all year long!

Jeanie Cass

Made this for Thanksgiving and my guests loved it. The jalapeño made it pop! The juxtaposition of cranberry relish and sweet potato makes this a go-to winter vegetable side dish for me.


I baked the sweet potatoes as in the recipe...dabbed Total Greek yogurt on the halves...and dotted with jarred cranberry sauce, I may make the chutney when I have time.


Instead of sour cream cranberries I used whole yogurt and muhammara (walnuts, red peppersr and pomegrante juice). Superb.


This was the best cranberry relish recipe in years! Delicious with turkey and sooooo good on sweet potatoes- even my 96 yr old mother-in-law liked it! Super easy to make! Thanks for helping me use up my jalapeños!


This was so delicious. The cranberry chutney was easily the best cranberry-based recipe I've come across. I skipped the raisins and currants, substituted green chilies for the jalepeño and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. You'll never dress a sweet potato up so well as this.

Taste buds aside, it's wonderful to see all that color on the plate. I'll definitely be adding this to my repertoire of repeat recipes!

Lizzie G

The chutney is amazing. Halved the brown sugar and butter (you can replace butter with oil to make it vegan) - and was still delicious. Swapped out combined red/green pepper for 1 cup of poblano pepper. Didn't have currents so doubled the raisins. Cook the sweet potatoes any way you prefer (we cubed, drizzled with olive oil & S/P, and roasted at 400).


I just used 1/2 stick of butter and 1 1/4 c brown sugar for the chutney. This is good served warm or at room temp. and is a delicious topping on a turkey sandwich.


Used half a jalapeño for more subtle heat. Cooking the full 20 min was too long, will try 15-20 min next time. I got lots of requests for the recipe though, we all liked it.


Outstanding!!!! I have chosen medium sized potatoes and baked it for 1hr and 10 min. Cranberry chutney with the jalapenos is excellent. You can do it ahead and reserve it for other time. Something different than your usual sweet potatoes. Worth the work.


Put potatoes in first

Faded elegance

Sooo good. Even our not so sure about sweet potatoes diners ate these. This was a last minute menu change; I improvised the chutney by heating up a jar of Aldi onion chutney (pretty similar flavor profile to the recipe ingredients) thinned with some red wine vinegar and adding the cranberries to cook them down. A terrific dish - sweet/salty/sour/spicy, hot potato with cool sour cream, gorgeous color contrast when plated. Thanks, NYT - never would have thought of it myself!


My family requested that the chutney be a repeat. Followed the directions exactly with the exception of no currants. I think the sugar is an important component.


This was a miss for me. The chutney was way too sweet, even with using just a tiny dab per potato...would need major adjustment for me and my circle.


Made just the chutney. I liked it, but added a little more vinegar and some lemon juice at the end- the amount of brown sugar was overwhelming. I'd decrease that and the amount of butter next time. Enjoyed the kick of jalapeno. This will be delicious on lots of things in the next week!


This cranberry jalapeno chutney is amazing and I've made it every Thanksgiving for about six years - about the only recipe I don't regularly switch up. FANTASTIC.


Can sweet potatoes be prepared ahead of time and then reheated? Too much going on in the oven before the meal otherwise.


Made this as written and I loved them. I made them with turkey breast and it was like a thanksgiving explosion in my mouth. Wish I could show you pictures. They present beautifully.

Anne Mahoney Kruse

I thought this was absolutely delicious but agree with many of the comments and would definitely reduce the sugar next time. I added a splash of tart citrus juice to counter the sweetness but if I reduced the sugar it would probably be unnecessary. I can't wait to make this again. What a great fall recipe.


Thanks! This is one of the best ideas of 2020. On the second go round I tried brown sugar like others and added just a tad more red onion. This is a hit and a great midnight snack!

M Mimura

Half the sugar!!! & extra jalapeño

Lisa T

Made this exactly as written and it was fantastic. Being able to make the chutney in advance is a major time saver and, bonus, the flavors are richer. Love the inclusion of the jalapeno.


super delicious and easy peasy!! A big hit with all. I sliced the sweet pots so everyone could have a small sample if they wished.


This dish was both easy and delicious. We were glad that there was extra chutney, as it was delicious as a turkey condiment. Great on leftover turkey sandwiches. Good enough to can a batch and give as gifts!

Lydia T

We loved this! I had to make a few changes to the chutney: double the red pepper and no green to accommodate a green pepper allergy; double the raisins since I had no currants; no jalapeño to accommodate a dislike of hot food. It was just delicious anyway and I will be trying this fir non-holiday dinners with some Greek yogurt fir a slightly less decadent dish.

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Sweet Potatoes With Cranberry Chutney Recipe (2024)


What makes sweet potatoes taste better? ›

The longer and slower you cook a sweet potato, the more maltose is formed and the sweeter it will taste. So if you want a much less sweet potato try steaming it, or cut it into small pieces and roast on a higher heat.

Should sweet potatoes be soaked before baking? ›

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: The main secrets to achieving that incredible crispy texture, is to soak the cut sweet potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes. This helps remove the starch from the sweet potatoes so they´re not limp & soggy.

What is cranberry chutney made of? ›

Cook the Cranberry Chutney

Combine cranberries, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat, reduce the heat and simmer until the cranberries pop. Stir in celery, onion, apple and brandy. Simmer for at least 15 minutes and up to several hours.

What tastes better boiled or baked sweet potatoes? ›

Baking whole sweet potatoes in the oven or cutting them into cubes and roasting them caramelizes the potatoes' starchy flesh, making it sweeter and giving it a silky smooth texture. Even if you are making mashed sweet potatoes, they will taste better with oven-cooked potatoes.

What is the healthiest way to eat sweet potatoes? ›

Boiling sweet potatoes retains more beta-carotene and makes the nutrient more absorbable than other cooking methods such as baking or frying. Up to 92% of the nutrient can be retained by limiting the cook time, such as boiling in a pot with a tightly covered lid for 20 minutes.

Why boil sweet potatoes before baking? ›

Parboil the potato chunks with baking soda. This draws the starch out and helps the potatoes get crispy and golden on the outside. After boiling and draining the potatoes, shake and toss them in a bowl so that a mashed potato-like paste builds up on the outside of the pieces.

Is it better to peel sweet potatoes before or after boiling? ›

There is not much difference between boiling sweet potatoes with the skins on versus peeling them, but you will get a boost of fiber and potassium if you keep the skin on. The skin also adds a subtle texture to each bite. If you're looking for a smoother mash, peel the potatoes first before boiling.

How long will cranberry chutney last in the refrigerator? ›

Make-Ahead/Freezing Instructions: The chutney will keep for 10 days in a covered container in the refrigerator, or can be frozen for up to two months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before using.

How do you thicken cranberry chutney? ›

Try reducing the sauce down even further so more of the liquid cooks off and the mixture thickens. If that doesn't work, add a thickener like gelatin, pectin or a cornstarch slurry (cornstarch whisked into juice or water). Let the sauce cool before refrigerating to completely set.

What the heck is chutney? ›

Chutney is a condiment or spread made from chopped fruit cooked with vinegar, spices and sometimes sugar, that can be served fresh or preserved. It's often associated with Indian cuisine.

What pairs well with sweet potatoes? ›

Most people pair poultry and sweet potatoes. A roast turkey or chicken flavored with rosemary, thyme and sage pairs well with baked sweet potatoes and their caramelized crust. I like steak and sweet potatoes myself. Get a container of cream cheese, some chopped pineapple and roasted some sweet potatoes.

Why not to boil sweet potatoes? ›

Despite their sweet taste, these potatoes have an intermediate glycemic index (GI) level, meaning they are digested and absorbed fairly slowly, leading to a more gradual increase in blood sugar levels. But, a lot of these benefits, including nutrients and taste, can be lost by boiling sweet potatoes.

Why do you need to soak sweet potatoes before cooking? ›

Give them a cold water bath: Once your fries are chopped, toss them into a large bowl. Then cover the fries completely with cold water and let them soak for at least 30 minutes (or up to overnight). This will help to rinse off the excess starch and help the potatoes crisp up beautifully in the oven.

What flavor goes well with sweet potato? ›

I love salt, garlic, and cinnamon. And cumin if I'm feeling a more earthy vibe. It's hard to go wrong with sweet potato seasoning! Olive oil, bit o' salt and pepper/garlic/onion/ and Parmesan.

Why does my sweet potato taste bland? ›

So if you want a sweet, sweet potato, you have to cook it until it reaches 135–170°F (57–77°C). And you want to keep sweet potatoes in that range for as long as possible. That will maximize how sweet the potatoes taste.

Are sweet potatoes healthier than regular potatoes? ›

Though they can both be part of a healthy diet, sweet potatoes are generally healthier than regular potatoes, partly because of their incredibly high vitamin A content. Sweet potatoes are also lower on the glycemic index, meaning that they are less likely than regular potatoes to make your blood sugar spike.

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