So, apart from jam, what else can you make with plums? What about chutney or relish.
Apple, Plum and Onion Relish to be precise. A lovely relish that would go well with cold meats, burgers, sausages or even a nice mature cheese !
5 plump garlic cloves
fresh root ginger about 4 inch piece
2 green chillies
2 1/4 lb cooking apples
1 1/2lb onions
1lb 2oz plums
12fl oz cider vinegar
10oz granulated sugar
1tbsp salt (or to taste)
2tbsp chopped fresh sage
So, firstly using a food processor (if you have one) or pestle and mortar, work the garlic, ginger and chillies into a paste. Once this is done, put all the ingredients except the sage into your pan and bring to the boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
Then, over a fairly low heat, simmer the relish for about 40 minutes or until reduced and quite thick. Then stir in the sage and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes.
Pot the relish into hot sterilized jars and cover with vinegar proof lids. Store this in a dark cool place. This relish keeps for up to a year!