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Spicy Plum Sauce Recipe

Spicy Plum Sauce Recipe

Suzanne Veverka, a field editor from White Cloud, Michigan, suggests, "This flavorful fruit sauce is delicious over pork or poultry. The pepper gives it a little kick."—Suzanne Veverka, White Cloud, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1-1/2 hours Process: 15 min. YIELD:72 servings


  • 4 pounds fresh plums, pitted and quartered
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 3-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  • 1. In a blender or food processor, process the plums, onion and garlic in batches until smooth. Transfer to a Dutch oven. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 60-90 minutes or until reduced by a third.
  • 2. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 9 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 54 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.