Rinse the figs and cut into sixths. Peel the apple, remove the seeds, and finely dice. Peel and julienne the onion. Bring the sugar and the vinegar to a boil in a pan. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat. Simmer the mixture for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place the chutney into prepared jars, seal tightly, and cool completely.
The chutney goes well served with goat cheese.