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Plum ketchup

Goes well with grilled duck, roasted wild boar, pork sandwiches, fried chicken.


4 lb plums (ripe plums, pitted)
2 onion (medium size, finely chopped)
1 c sugar (white sugar)
3⁄4 c brown sugar (dark brown sugar)
1 1⁄2 t salt
1 1⁄2 t cinnamon (ground)
1 1⁄2 t mustard (powder)
3⁄4 t nutmeg (freshly grated or ground)
1⁄2 t clove (ground)
1⁄4 t allspice (ground)
1 3⁄4 c vinegar (cider vinegar)


In a stainless steel pot, cover the plums and onions with about a half inch of water, and bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until tender. Drain

Add the remaining ingredients to the plums and onions, and simmer for up to 2 hours, until thick.

Total time
2 hours, 35 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


As there are a wide variety of plums with different colors, plum ketchup can be yellow, green, red, or purple, depending on the plums used. The most appetizing ketchup is produced with red plums.


North American cuisine

This is one of the unusual ketchups

moderate, simmer
fruits, condiments
American food recipes
Food in U.S.A.