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)


  1. In a stainless steel pot, cover the plums and onions with about a half inch of water, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes, until tender. Drain
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the plums and onions, and simmer for up to 2 hours, until thick.


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.

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