clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney in a jar with spoon.

Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups chutney 1x


Caramelized Shallot and Grape Chutney! Made with shallots, grapes, red wine, cinnamon, bourbon, and vinegar. So good with plate of crispy crackers!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely minced or sliced
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine (I used Merlot)
  • 3 cups red or purple grapes, cut in half
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • crackers and cheese for serving


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots and stir occasionally for 5-10 minutes until very soft and fragrant.
  2. Add the grapes and turn the heat up to get everything hot. Pour in the bourbon, vinegar, and wine – it should sizzle a little bit to get the browned bits off the bottom of the pan. Add the cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until the grapes have started breaking down.
  3. Smash the grapes into a jam-like consistency using the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat, cool, and serve on cracker with cheese (Manchego cheese and goat cheese are my favorite with this).
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Category: Dip
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: shallot and grape chutney, shallot chutney, grape chutney