Recipe For Pickled Plums

I adore plums and the tarter the better. I could not wait to make Tom Kitchin’s recipe for honey parfait with pickled plums and oat crumble while I have been reviewing his recipe book From Nature To Plate. It included not only the pickled plums, but plum crisps as well. I made enough to photograph the recipe as well as an entire extra jar.

Honey Parfait With Pickled Plums
Honey Parfait

I used some of the pickled plums to make a sorbet and the rest were left in the fridge and added to a dessert the next time we had guests over. I think it is a good idea to keep these pickled plums to hand, not only for extra zing to your dessert, but even as a hostess gift the next time you get invited out for dinner.

Blackcurrant and Vodka Sorbet, Pickled Plum Sorbet, Granadilla Sorbet
Blackcurrant and Vodka Sorbet, Pickled Plum Sorbet, Granadilla Sorbet

Pickled Plums
 
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Ingredients
  • 300mls red wine
  • 15mls honey
  • 15mls sugar - I used fructose
  • 75mls white wine vinegar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 cloves
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 6 plums
Method
  1. Place the wine, honey, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice in a stainless steel or ceramic pan
  2. Bring to the boil and take off the heat
  3. Leave to infuse for 15 minutes
  4. Strain and leave to cool
  5. Once cool, slice the plums thinly and steep in the liquid for at least an hour
  6. Place into a sterilized glass jar if you want to preserve them

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20 thoughts on “Recipe For Pickled Plums

  1. The plums are nearly ready on the trees here and they are tart.. A short summer.. Definitely will try this!!

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    1. The tarter the better Lisa 🙂

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  2. love the idea of pickled plums as a hostess gift

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    1. Thanks Usha 🙂

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  3. Sounds good, Tandy. How long do they last in the fridge?
    Kit sharing the blog ♥ Hot Tuscan Crostini or Finely ChoppedMy Profile

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    1. I had them in the fridge for a couple of months – it takes me forever to get things done 🙂

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  4. Bring on the plum season, please! Great post Tandy.
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    1. Thank you Lizzy 🙂

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  5. Very nice Tandy!

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    1. Thank you Tammy 🙂

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  6. How pretty!

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    1. and tasty!

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  7. I can’t wait for plum season to make this Tandy! 🙂 It sounds so versatile too!
    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella sharing the blog ♥ Buffalo Dining Club, DarlinghurstMy Profile

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    1. I have a few more uses I want to try when plums are back in season 🙂

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  8. Different, nice!
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. Thanks Mandy 🙂

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  9. This is an interesting idea.
    Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today sharing the blog ♥ Pumpkin and apple pancakesMy Profile

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    1. maybe a great topping for a muesli in the morning?

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  10. Nice idea. Plums are everywhere at the moment. I’ve never thought of pickling them before.

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    1. They have just the right amount of tartness Roger 😉

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