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Chinese Plum Sauce

Posted by Bee & John on January 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

We have a plum tree in the back yard, beautiful blood plums and the tree did us proud this year!  Until the wind hit - Big Bad Wolf type of wind - so windy for a couple of days!  They as the leftovers started to ripen.... the birds hit.  How they know the instant the fruit ripens I just don't know!!  However we did "rescue" a few plums to use in the kitchen AND leave enough for John to munch - they being his favourite fruit.

I thought a plum sauce would be just the right thing... although I couldn't find one online specifically for the Thermomix so I thought I would try a non thermomix one and convert it.  It was delicious so I did another batch.  It makes a litre at a time.  It certainly got John's tick of yum. and that's my yard arm!

The only thing I might try next year is add a little chilli to give it a bit of a kick, but I suppose it is easy enough to add a little chilli if you are going to use it in a recipe.


Chinese Plum Sauce

Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr | Servings: 1litre | Difficulty: Easy




750g halved pitted plums,

250g chopped onions

130g water

10g ginger

1 large clove garlic

140g sugar

120g rice vinegar or cider vinegar 

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp ground cloves



In thermomix bowl, put in plums, onions, water, ginger and garlic.


Mince for 5 seconds on 6


Scrape down if necessary


Cook on 100oC for 20 minutes, speed 2


blitz for 30 seconds on speed 8


Add in sugar, vinegar, coriander, salt, cinnamon, pepper and cloves.


Cook on 100oC, speed 2-3 with simmer basket on top of lid instead of the MC, cook until mixture reaches consistency of applesauce, about 30 minutes.


I blitzed again on speed 8 for 30 seconds but I like a smooth sauce



Source: http://www.canadianliving.com/food/chinese_plum_sauce.php

Categories: Sauces, Easy Specialties, My own Recipes