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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1997

Patsy Jamieson


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  • 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 Facts

16 calories; 33 mg sodium. 32 mg potassium; 4.3 g carbohydrates; 0.3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 0.1 g protein; 53 IU vitamin a iu; 1 mg vitamin c; 1 mg calcium;

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Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More