Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This sauce is full of flavor. It's tangy, salty, spicy! Serve over or along side fried tofu, chicken or pork. Before serving garnish with fresh sliced scallions (green onions).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place first 11 ingredients into pot.
  2. Bring to a boil then simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Mix water and cornstarch.
  4. Blend in a blender the solids from the pot with the cornstarch mixture and put back with the liquid simmering all the while.
  5. Simmer till thickened.
  6. Pour into sterilized jars (size you like) and put into a water bath for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove jars from water bath cool and store in a cool dark place.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I have made it three times now and each has worked out beautifully. Perfect with salmon! (Either bake it in the sauce in wax paper or foil, or add a spoonful to the cooked salmon like a relish). The only thing I did differently (being very lazy) was to skip the processing (we like it lumpy) and cut out the cornstarch by slowly simmering it enough to reduce to a thick sauce. Just great!

aliwilson October 25, 2012

This plum sauce is so good! I made 5 batch's of it! I used pure maple syrup instead of the brown sugar as I don't like using sugar. It is a big hit with family and friends. One batch I made it with fresh squeezed OJ and rind with a hint of cloves. Love it ....Love it!

jasmine_di September 15, 2008

I was given yellow plums and wanted to make something I could us as a gift. This was perfect. I make a Hawaiian style sauce that uses apricot preserves and will be modifying that recipe to use this sauce from now on. Thank you for a great recipe.

Triple BQ September 02, 2013