This Quick Basil Peach Chutney recipe is ready in 30 minutes or less! It's perfect paired with cheese and crusty bread! Or, it’s delicious as a topping for grilled chicken, pork and fish, served as a spread for sandwiches or just eaten plain with a spoon!
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add in the onion and chile pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened about 2-3 minutes. Add in the peaches (SEE NOTES) and sauté, about 2 minutes.
Add in the bourbon (or extract), lime juice, vinegar and sugar. Season with salt. Bring to a boil and immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fruit is softened, about 10-12 minutes.
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with 2 teaspoons water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the pan. Stir to combine. Continue to gently simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the chutney is thickened to desired consistency.
Remove the pan from heat and stir in the basil. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Allow to cool on the counter before serving, or transfer to a container, cover and chill until ready to serve.
*Nutritional information is for the chutney only.