Pressure cook: Add all the ingredients to the Instant Pot and give it a stir. Close the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 1 minute. After cooking, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, followed by a manual release. Open the lid after the pin drops.
Simmer and thicken: Turn on saute and simmer the jam for 5-8 minutes until it reaches a jam-like consistency. Using a potato masher, break down some of the fruit. Check for taste. If needed add more sugar, then simmer for a few more minutes. Cancel Saute.
Cool & Store: Let the chutney cool down completely, then store in an air-tight container in the referigerator until ready to use.
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan on medium-high heat with ¾ cup water. Bring everything to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chutney sauce reaches a jam-like consistency.
Cranberries: This chutney tastes best with fresh cranberries. However, if frozen cranberries are all you have, use them as-is, without thawing. You may also have to simmer the chutney a few minutes longer to evaporate the excess liquid. Also, the cranberries will break down more as compared to fresh ones.
Make-Ahead & Store: This chutney can be made a week ahead of your party. Refrigerate the chutney in an airtight container for up to a week.
Adjust sweetness to taste: This quantity of sugar is perfect for my family, but feel free to adjust the taste to your liking during the simmering stage.
Dried sweetened cranberries: These add a great texture and taste to the chutney. If unable to find, use raisins instead.
Serving size: This quantity makes roughly 14 ounces of chutney, which is roughly 28 tablespoons. I account for 2 tablespoons of chutney per person.
Doubling the recipe: This recipe can easily be doubled. However, the pressure cooking time remains the same.
Note: The nutrition facts below are my estimates based on a serving size of 1 tablespoon. If you are following any diet plan, I recommend cross-checking with your preferred nutrition calculator.