And she brought me all these beautiful plums yesterday. So today since I have a half a day off on Wednesdays now (they go to the field trips and THANKFULLY I don't have to go) I set about using most of them today. A quick look on the Internet this morning came up with plum sauce. Frankly, now that I have made it, I would have called it plum ketchup because that is what it tastes like only it is spicier.
In a large pan combine:
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon salt
2 cloves of garlic, chopped fine
1 tablespoon ginger root chopped fine (I had to use dry as I had no fresh)
The next ingredient was supposed to be 2 tablespoons of finely chopped chili peppers but the stores didn't have any. I got these instead but can't remember the name of them.
I then water bath canned it for 20 minutes. It made just 3 1/2 pints so a good way to get rid of them when you have too many plums.
The recipe said it was good on pork so since tonight we are having pork ribs, I thought I would try it on a couple of those and see how we like it. I'll let you all know later.