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.
- 12 cups apples, chopped
- 12 cups plums, chopped (blue)
- 2 onions
- 3 heads garlic
- 1⁄4 cup pickling salt
- 3 cups white sugar (see note above)
- 6 cups malt vinegar
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 2 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
- Cook fruit, onions, and garlic. Press though sieve, puree in a blender, or use a berry press.
- Add spices and boil down until fairly thick (this can take quite awhile).
- Process in hot water bath for 15 minutes.
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!
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.
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!