Recipes for sauces full of plums that you must not miss! Try our variants

The sweet and sour taste of these recipes for plum sauce will add flavor to many meats!

There is nothing better than homemade plum glaze.

Prepare it on its own or with soft and tender minced meat.

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Homemade plum sauce

Try this tasty sauce as a side dish to tender meat or keep it on hand at a summer barbecue to add variety to the dishes served. Everyone will want to have this plum sauce recipe at home!

What will we need

  • 1 kg pitted plums (halved)
  • 1 red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
  • 100 g of brown sugar
  • 30 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 125 ml of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes


  • Place all ingredients in a large saucepan and heat over high heat.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring, for 30 minutes or until plums are tender.
  • Using an immersion blender, blend the plum sauce until smooth.

You can then pour the hot sauce into sterilized jars. Seal, label and don’t forget the date. For more tips and tricks on how to preserve various ingredients, check out our canning recipes ! You preserve everything with us!

A bowl full of red, delicious, slightly spicy sauce.

Pork tenderloin with plum sauce

Pork tenderloin with sweet plum sauce. You only need 6 ingredients for the complete recipe! The sticky reduced sauce is so delicious you’ll want to double the amount. But there are many more ways to enjoy it. Try them with our luxurious pork tenderloin recipes!

What will we need

For the doll

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 kg of pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning (or just salt and pepper)

For the sauce

  • 5 plums (cut into very small slices)
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 4 spoons of honey


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.
  • Brush the entire doll with olive oil and add the spices of your choice.
  • Spread the seasoning so that it covers the entire meat on all sides.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in the baking dish, cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 30-40 minutes in a preheated oven at 200 degrees until the tenderloin is cooked through and pale pink in the middle.
  • Remove the pork tenderloin from the oven and slice it. If it’s too pink for you, cover the pan with foil and let it sit on the line for 10-15 minutes (the pork will continue to cook at its own temperature).
  • Combine the chopped plums, balsamic vinegar and honey in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cook uncovered for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, to reduce the sauce. The plums should soften and release their juice.
  • Remove from the heat, cover and let sit covered for another 10 minutes before serving. This will help thicken the sauce.
  • Pour a spoonful of plum sauce over the sliced pork tenderloin.
A cutting board with pieces of meat covered in a thick plum sauce.

Plum jam sauce

This is the easiest meat sauce to make. You only need a few ingredients and you have a great sweet side dish for every dinner. A simple, 10-minute plum jam recipe suitable for any occasion!

What will we need

  • 150 g of plum jam
  • 3 plums
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 60 ml of red wine
  • 250 ml of beef broth
  • 1 star anise


  • Place the jam in a small saucepan along with the plums, brown sugar, beef stock, red wine and star anise.
  • Whisk to dissolve the sugar quickly.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes until the plums are soft.
  • Remove the star anise from the sauce.
  • Carefully mash the soft plums with a potato masher or the back of a spoon.
  • This will give the sauce a thicker consistency.
  • Serve the plum sauce immediately, or let it reduce for a few more minutes.
  • The sauce will gradually thicken the longer you cook it.
Pots full of thick sauce from ready-made jams.

Plum sauce for meat

Use this popular and versatile plum sauce with everything from egg rolls, our spring roll recipes , dumplings, roast duck, in fancy recipes with fish , chicken, shrimp or with Chinese noodles and rice. Use it to baste meat before grilling or as a glaze on roast poultry and pork.

What will we need

  • 900 g plums (pitted and chopped)
  • 75 g of sweet potato pulp
  • 80 g chopped yellow onion
  • 100 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 165 g of brown sugar
  • 55 ml soy sauce or tamari
  • 30 g of honey
  • 30 g grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • cinnamon stick
  • 2 whole star anises
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 0.5 teaspoons of pepper
  • 0.25 teaspoons of whole fennel seeds


  • Place all ingredients except the spice mix in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender to blend everything in the pot until smooth.
  • Place the spices in a small pan and toast over medium-high heat until fragrant.
  • Be careful not to burn the spices or they will taste bitter. Allow the spices to cool, then place the whole spices in a piece of cheesecloth tied with a string or in a tea bag.
  • Place the spice packet in the pot with the plum sauce and cook, uncovered, for 25-45 minutes, until the sauce has thickened to the desired consistency.
  • Discard the spice packet. Let the sauce cool.
  • Store in the fridge where it will last up to 2 weeks.

In order for your sauce with plums and spices to be super smooth, you must have a powerful stick blender at hand, which you can choose from our review!

A spoon dipped in a glass of plum sauce.

More tips for recipes with plums

When it comes to summer ingredients, plums are practically the best choice. Sweet, sour, juicy plums are an ideal snack, delicious sliced into yogurt and, of course, baked into cakes and buns.

While you would normally eat a plum straight from the fridge, they can add so much flavor to our favorite dinners, breakfasts and desserts. Maybe you’ll never make a pineapple cake again when you can make our plum crumb cake instead.

Consider adding plums to the top of your grilling list this summer. The heat and smoke give plums an interesting smoky flavor that, combined with their soft interior and tart flavor, makes them ideal as a topping on ice cream, a piece of cake, and even in plum salsa.

Next to plum jam, plum jams are one of our favorite ways to preserve all that summer sweetness all year long. Spread them on buttered toast, use them on oatmeal, or add them as a layer to a pie for a subtle tartness.

But in addition to sweet treats, plums also add great flavor to savory dishes. Need proof? Try ourrecipes for baked cod with the aforementioned plum sauce, or grilled pork chops with plums, red onions and arugula. Plums also liven up classic caprese salads, courgette and plum salads with burrata.

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