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Cooking & Preserving #2: Plum Sauce from scratch


This is part 2 in a 29 part series: Cooking & Preserving

how to make your own plum sauce

The plums actually came from my neighbours. He has a tree that is simply loaded with fruit every year. 

This year, I was too late getting to them but I did manage to pick about 200 plums from his tree - and that was just off a branch or two. 

200 plums made about 6 or 7 cups of plum powder. 

How to make plum sauce from scratch 

  • Wash plums
  • Cut in half to remove the pit
  • Cut them into chunks (I used my KitchenAid DICER attachment)
  • Freeze-dry
  • Grind into a powder (I used my KitchenAid food processor)
  • At this point, you can store the plum powder for future use as sauce or an ingredient in another recipe, Ex dessert 
  • For plum sauce: mix with your favourite plum sauce recipe ingredients 
  • Enjoy! 

My Plum Sauce Recipe

  •  1/3 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp ginger purée 
  • Some red pepper flakes to taste
Mix with equal parts plum powder and the dilute with water to desired consistency 

What else do you think I could use the powdered plums for?
- Debbie

How I store my freeze-dried food 

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