This fragrant chutney is especially evocative of the holidays, although it's delicious any time of year. Serve it as a spread on chicken or turkey sandwiches, or as a condiment for roast pork or chicken. This chutney will keep in your refrigerator for about 3 weeks.
Combine the vinegar, cranberries, sugar, water, and spices in a medium pan and bring to a boil over moderate heat.
Cut the apples, pears, and onion into 1/4-inch dice and add to the pan, along with the raisins.
Peel and grate the ginger. Add the ginger and orange zest to the chutney.
Cook over low heat until chutney thickens, about 30 minutes. Cool and transfer to a clean container, cover, and refrigerate.