Savory Plum Sauce Recipe

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This flavorful sauce tastes fantastic served with pork or poultry dishes. Plus, it's very quick and easy to stir together.—Nancy Mendoza, Yakima, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:22 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 22 servings


  • 2 cans (30 ounces each) purple plums, drained and pitted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 32 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.


  1. Place plums in blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan; add sugar, or orange juice concentrate, lemon juice, vinegar and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually add to plum mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve as a condiment with pork or poultry. Yield: about 2-3/4 cups.
Originally published as Savory Plum Sauce in Country Woman July/August 2000, p35

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Carolshene User ID: 4645873 74308
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"This is a zippy and mildly warm sauce. It has a sweet and spicy flavor all at the same time. When I'm looking for something to make with my plumbs next year I am likely to go back to the recipe."

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