Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is great canned! It is very similar to the "real" stuff. I always have an abundance of apples and plums in season and it's a great way to use them up. The original recipe called for 4 1/2 cups of sugar but I found it too sweet so I reduced it. It can be used on meat, eggs, and for a dipping sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook fruit, onions, and garlic. Press though sieve, puree in a blender, or use a berry press.
  2. Add spices and boil down until fairly thick (this can take quite awhile).
  3. Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Given how different the ingredients are fromthe original I was surprised at how close to the original this tastes and looks. I added some tamarind paste and some worcestershire sauce and a cup of water to prevent it sticking. I only had 5 cups of vinegar and it definately needs more - may up it to 7 next time, and also double the cayenne, otherwise it's perfect!

AussieZaar May 12, 2010

Loved it. The taste is spot on with any UK brown sauces. I slightly modified it by adding spices at stage 1. Also rather than seiving I blitzed with Bamix hand blender so is more rustic.

Si & Tarn January 17, 2009

EXCELLENT -- I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. I also have an abundance of apples and plums from my trees. Everyone who has tried the sauce has loved it -- from kids to adults. I'm making as many batches as possible. The reduced sugar was the correct call. It was perfect. The only thing I did differently was add the spices at the beginning and let it cook down before pureeing. The first batch still had to be cooked down a bit more, but now I have the feel for it. I just puree and can. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR POSTING. A REAL WINNER!

jeannett October 05, 2008

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