St Patrick’s Day Guinness Chutney

Guinness is a drink that you’ll either love to indulge in, or stay as far away from as possible. However, this creamy, iron filled beverage is chock full of goodness and makes a great ingredient in various different preserves and sweet treats.

With St Patrick’s Day not too far away, it’s time to get creative with the famous Irish drink. That’s why we have this delicious Guinness Chutney recipe, to help you celebrate St Paddy’s day in style and avoid the sore head the next day.


This recipe is extremely easy to make and is perfect for either seasoned chutney makers, or even absolute beginners.


Guinness Chutney

Makes 2 jars of chutney



2 peeled and cored cooking apples

62g raisins

½ small onion

¼ tsp chopped fresh chilli

½ tsp fresh ginger

½ tbsp mustard seeds

60ml white wine vinegar

60ml Guinness

75g light muscovado sugar



  1. Chop the cooking apple into small chunks and cook these in a large pan with the raisins, ginger, chilli, onion and mustard seeds until the apple is soft.
  2. Add in the Guinness, vinegar and the sugar until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Boil the mixture, then lower the heat until the mixture is just simmering.
  4. Keep the mixture simmering for around 2.5 hours, or until the mixture is thick.
  5. Leave to cool slightly, then transfer to two of our Jam Jar Shop jars.


This easy to make recipe will offer an extra kick to your St Patrick’s Day celebrations. With just a few ingredients, you could be enjoying Guinness, not just as a refreshing drink, but also on tasty sandwiches, crackers and even salads.