Plum Ketchup

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Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturesavory

Type of DishCondiments, fruit


  • 1 quart (about 2 pounds) small, dark Italian plums, pitted and quartered
  • ¼ cup raspberry or other fruit vinegar
  • 1-inch piece cinnamon stick
  • 2 strips lemon zest, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed


  1. In a medium nonreactive saucepan, bring all of the ingredients to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes until most of the juices evaporate and the ketchup is thick. Cool to room temperature. Store covered in the refrigerator. (The ketchup will keep 2 to 3 weeks.)

  2. Serve as an accompaniment to Shepherd’s Pie , pork roasts, and chops.


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We have a plum tree in our garden so each summer I have made plum jam and a Chinese plum sauce but I have never even heard of plum ketchup. What would you use plum ketchup in or with? I am very curious about this and not sure if I can wait until next summer to try it out.

I never thought of using a fruit spread as something to use on meats before I tried my friends meatballs that she made in the slow cooker with grape jelly. The meatballs were some of the most moist and delicious I had ever had before that time. I cannot wait to make this spread and keep it on hand for my meat dishes.


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