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Spicy Plum Sauce

 Spicy Plum Sauce
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
72 ServingsPrep: 1-1/2 hours Process: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.