Mel and Mal's Spicy Plum Chutney

  • 1.5kg plums, quartered and stones removed
  • The juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 350ml red wine vinegar
  • 500g demerara sugar

This is a recipe that Mel's friend uses year after year - absolutely delicious. Why not make a few extra jars whilst the plums are in season and give to friends and family members?

Serve with cheese and crackers as a supper dish or with grilled chicken or pork to add that extra flavour to your meal

Serves : 12        Prep/Cooking Time : 30 minutes

Tip : This is best made about 8 weeks before you want to eat it as it allows the fruit to really take in all the spices and the wine. Each jar contains around 12 good servings.


One Step Chutney

Using a maslin pan or preserving pan (the wider the mouth of the pan, the better), pop in the juice of the fresh oranges and the quartered plums

Add the spices, the red wine vinegar and the sugar and keep stirring until the sugar has dissolved fully

Keep simmering, stirring occasionally until the chutney starts to thicken and becomes syrupy.

Jar and Eat!

Remove from the heat and whilst it is still warm, transfer to clean jam jars and label clearly with the date you are making it. Store in a cool place for around 8 weeks then open a jar and enjoy!

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