Plum Ketchup

Plum Ketchup

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1997

Fresh and flavorful plum ketchup makes a delicious sandwich spread, a sauce for grilled beef, pork or chicken, or an excellent way to add excitement to turkey burgers.

Ingredients 36 servings

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  • 1½ pounds red or black plums, (5-6 medium), pitted and quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ⅓ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 2-inch cinnamon stick


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  1. Combine plums, garlic, brown sugar, vinegar, water, salt, ginger, allspice, pepper, cayenne and cinnamon stick in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the plums have cooked down to a puree, 35 to 45 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Discard the cinnamon stick. Transfer to a bowl or storage container.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 16 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 53 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 33 mg sodium; 32 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: Free Food

Reviews 2

May 14, 2011
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By: lwhitt58
This is da bomb! Easy to make, it gives you a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor of plums whenever you want it! Freezes well, so you can have these flavors whenever you want. This is great on grilled chicken (makes a great sandwich spread!) and try swirling it into Greek yogurt - absolutely superb.
June 26, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I've been making this for years ever since I found it. SO good on top of meatloaf; great as a sandwich spread for chicken, or a glaze for pork tenderloin. Love that it freezes well and you can pull it out in the middle of winter for a bright summertime plum flavor with whatever you're having for dinner. Linda W., MA
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