Too early for a taste of Thanksgiving?

T-Day is still a month and a half away, but couldn’t wait to make this lunch fave. The cranberry chutney whips up in the time it takes to eat breakfast, so it’s only a skosh harder to make than a plain old sandwich or wrap.

Adapted from Kerlin’s Coffee Cache’s lunch menu, circa 1997.

Cream cheese
Cranberry chutney
Sunflower seeds
Left-over turkey, roughly chopped
Greens of any sort

Cranberry Chutney

12 ounces fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons red onion,
finely chopped
⅔ cup granulated sugar
2 tsp grated ginger
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground cardamom
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp salt
¼ cup finely chopped pecans, lightly toasted

In a heavy saucepan, combine the cranberries, onion, sugar, ginger, spices and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until cranberries begin to pop—about 5–6 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool. Stir in pecans. Chutney is best if made two days ahead. Refrigerate.


The Indians and English use them much, boyling
them with Sugar for Sauce to eat with their Meat,
and it is a delicate sauce.
—John Josselyn, while visiting New England 1663


About SAO'

Dad to two amazing girls, husband to one.
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3 Responses to Too early for a taste of Thanksgiving?

  1. Lea Ann says:

    We had stuffed pork chops from Tony’s last night and his dressing was some of the best I’ve had … we were talking about buying some for Thanksgiving. My point? We’re already looking forward to TG food also. 🙂 This sandwich looks really good and the recipe for the chutney sounds fabulous. Will be trying this.

  2. Faith says:

    I’ve been thinking about Thanksgiving food too! Mike was almost going to make a turkey about 2 weeks ago until I promised him we’d get an extra large one (for lots of leftovers) on Thanksgiving! 🙂

  3. Robin Sue says:

    Always a favorite post Thanskgiving sammie.

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