Mango Chutney Spread

Remember how I mentioned that my mother would bring home recipes from the southern ladies she worked with and make us kids taste-test the results? This is still a habit of hers. When my mother was here last month, she handed me a recipe for a mango chutney cashew spread. I’m a fan of dips, so I knew trying this wouldn’t be a problem. However, for you chutney purists, you may want to look away as the recipe calls for pre-made chutney by Major Grey’s. Here’s what the jar looks like:

Anyway, this spread is actually quite tasty, sweet from the chutney but savory from the curry. Though, that could’ve been because I doubled the amount of curry the recipe states. I also substituted in pecans for the cashews and only used bacon crumbles for a topping. I wasn’t too keen on using the suggested coconut, chopped green onions, and currants as well. But, for you more adventurous folk, feel free!

Mango Chutney Cashew Spread
Soften a block of cream cheese. Then mix in 1/3 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup Major Grey’s chutney (usually found in the salad dressing aisle), 1/2 cup coarsely chopped cashews, and 1 tablespoon curry. Scoop mixture into a flat serving dish and sprinkle the top with coconut, chopped green onions, currants, and bacon. Serve warm with crackers.

40 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anita Menon
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 06:50:29

    Yum Yum. Do not think I can get a bottle of that mango chutney. Will have to be content with mango salsa and raw mango pickles that I have on me (from a supermarket)

  2. Simply Life
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 07:01:15

    mmm…this spread sounds amazing!

  3. Liz
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 07:12:12

    Oh, this looks easy to whip up, but still full of flavor…and delicious!!!

  4. Louanne
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 07:47:08

    Looks creamy, delicious, and easy! Perfect for potlucks, too. I needed something new for our fantasy football draft, and I’m adding this to the list. Tell your mama thank you!

  5. JamieAnne
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 08:01:32

    Looks really good! I’ll have to look for that chutney at the grocery store.

  6. Mary
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 08:33:58

    Mmmmmm- sounds great – I’m a fan of Major Grey’s – love the bacon topping – delicious 🙂

  7. Clarkie @ Beloved Green
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 08:54:14

    This is pure deliciousness. Served warm, I bet everyone would love this if I brought it over today to the baby shower I’m going to.

  8. Food,Photography & France
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 09:24:54

    I just love the picture of “Major Grey’s”. I’ve never heard of it which is strange as I think Crosse and Blackwell are an English outfit, which, together with my liking for pickles, chutneys and tracklements is unusual. Nicely written piece.

  9. Kathy
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 09:29:59

    This looks like such a nice snack…yum!

  10. Elaine
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 10:09:19

    It looks delicious! I love mango, so would like to try this. I’ll have to look for that Major Grey chutney, though. Don’t think I have seen it here.

  11. Serene
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 10:50:59

    Don’t feel guilty about Major Grey’s — it’s fabulous. And I *have* to try this dip; I’m a total dip person, and a total chutney person. 🙂

  12. Food Glorious food
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 11:47:47

    I can do this! Great great party idea! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Maris (in Good Taste)
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 14:32:52

    Looks very tempting! I love dips!

  14. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 15:10:03

    Oh my. That does look really, really good!

  15. Three-Cookies
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 16:23:40

    This sounds interesting, never heard of chutney being mixed with cream cheese etc.

  16. Ronda
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 17:27:50

    Mmmm…that sounds quite tasty.

  17. Angela
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 19:07:22

    I love Major Greys! It is the best.

  18. sophia
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 20:02:53

    You’re lucky to have a mom who taste-tests on you! The spread sounds terrific– I definitely want to try this. Anything with cream cheese + curry powder sounds bomb-terrific.

  19. Quay Po
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 20:18:02

    This will make a really nice snacks or even an appetizer before a main meal. KIV to make for sure!

  20. peachkins
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:35:02

    I have to try this chunklet!

  21. rebecca
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 21:58:19

    oh love the sound of this dip bet your mum was happy to see it here 🙂

  22. Miriam Barton
    Aug 14, 2011 @ 23:40:50

    Ooo, I love cracker spreads. This one is so yummy! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  23. kitchen flavours
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 00:37:19

    My! This looks delicious! I think I could snack a whole plate of this! Looks so yummy!

  24. Sutapa
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 06:46:50

    Yuuuuum spread! I can’t wait to try!

  25. kitchenbelleicious
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 08:33:36

    Love using mangos in salsa and sauces! This looks amazing as a chutney. who needs a cracker when you could just eat it with a spoon! LOL!

  26. forgottenbeast
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 09:40:10

    Mmm, I love dips too–especially chutneys! So cream cheese and chutney? Yumm, I’m off to pick up some tofutti vegan cream cheese and make this. Trader Joe’s has a great pre-made mango chutney as well.

  27. Meri
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:30:55

    I think there is a time and a place for purism- and there is a time and place for dips like this- like NOW haha!

  28. Geni
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:13:59

    Wow…I love this recipe. Sometimes using premade ingredients just helps make it a simpler recipe but no less delicious! Sounds so perfect on some pita chips or flat bread triangles or over a grilled chicken breast. So many uses…

  29. erica
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:46:32

    Oh my word!!! This looks like the greatest thing ever. I definitely need to make this ASAP!

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


  30. Mary
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:58:30

    This sounds delicious. I really must make this ASAP. Your mother must be a really good cook. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  31. chunklet's mom
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:18:02

    This looks like a yummy summer dip! I might have to try this one. Chunklet likes mangos, so I think she’ll help me out 🙂

  32. sara
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:33:18

    Mmmmm, this sounds so tasty…perfect for a party! 🙂

  33. Kelly
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:09:19

    Ooh, love the addition of cashews and curry to this chutney. I have to look out for Major Grey’s chutney when we head to the States at the end of the month! Looks fabulous.

  34. Foodiva (@Divababu)
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:10:43

    I’m sure this spread will work with fresh mangoes or another brand of chutney, yes? In any case, it does look rather delicious!

  35. Tanvi
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 23:56:41

    WOW..mangoes & cashews together sound so so exotic,,send me some of this bright looking chutney..drooling!

  36. spicegirlfla
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 05:51:33

    When I’m entertaining I mix up my menus to include some quick and easy dishes. And this would fit in perfectly as I’ve made other dips using cream cheese like this. I love your adding in bacon as it seems to be the IN thing right now!

  37. Cakelaw
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:20:18

    Yummo! I am a mango fan, so this would be perfect for my tastes.

  38. Terra
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 14:56:24

    Oh man I shouldn’t read this while hungry, LOL! That looks soooo good:-) Hugs!

  39. Yuri
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 21:32:03

    This dip looks amazing! Will keep it in mind for my next party 😉

  40. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 14:09:43

    I had a chutney incident once. I was making turkey burgers with chutney. The chutney somehow got fuzz in it and ALL my turkey burgers were fuzzy. My husband still ate a couple. But, I digress.

    THIS sounds fabulous!

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