Duck Sauce - from Scratch

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by chia2160

if you enjoy canning try this recipe for duck sauce. it yeilds 8 cups, and is easy to make when the plums and apricots are in season.

Top Review by Erin S.

I love the fruity taste to this sauce, but I'm finding it just a bit too acidic. I think when I make it next year, I'm going to increase the fruit from eight cups to nine or ten and reduce the vinegar by half.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine plums, apricots, cider vinegar and water. Cook over moderate heat for 5 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine the cider vinegar, brown sugar, white sugar and lemon juice. Boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the chopped ginger, onion, pepper, garlic cloves, salt, mustard seed and cinnamon stick.
  4. Combine the above three sets of ingredients and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove cinnamon.
  5. Puree in food processor. Return to kettle and simmer until thick.
  6. Transfer to sterilized mason jars, cap loosely and let cool.
  7. Tighten caps and let stand in dark at least 2 weeks.

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