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plum sauce, my first

(1 rating)
Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

What do you do with 3 shriveled plums that no one will eat? You make a plum sauce. I did not know what I was doing, but oh well, cut in half and throw in a pot with some water and sugar and then decide what to do with it. I was so lucky to find a recipe that used some of the ingredients I had on hand. I served with barbecued chicken strips and let who ever wanted to try it could take a dip. The recipe, with a minor adjustments was from¢er=276955&gallery=275422&slide=263381

(1 rating)
yield 4 to 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 2 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For plum sauce, my first

  • 3
    red plums and 6 sweet, yellow plums, pitted
  • 1/2 c
    sugar, more or less for taste
  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    minced garlic, more or less for taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame seeds, as an option

How To Make plum sauce, my first

  • 1
    You can follow the directions on martha's page or follow mine here.
  • 2
    Cut plums in half, take pits out and add to a pot with the water and sugar and simmer for about 1/2 to 1 hr., removing skins as they cook down. (I had already simmered red plums and cooked down until I found this recipe and then added the rest of the plums and simmered until I could remove the skins with a fork.)
  • 3
    After the plums have cooked down and skins removed, add the garlic, balsamic vinegar and salt. Continue to simmer until, you get the thickness you desire.
  • 4
    Remove from stove and put into a bowl and serve warm. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired (I opted out). I put a large spoon in the bowl and let everyone that wanted to try the sauce could or put into individual serving dishes for each plate. I had to have seconds. This sauce was very tasty.