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Plum Chutney

This is Karen’s Grandma’s recipe.  I felt bad for eating all of Karen’s stores, so I made my own batch. Twice. OK, fine. Four times.


1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
3/4 cup white vinegar


1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional) (I did not use it)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp mustard seed
2 large cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 cup sliced onion
1/2 cup candied ginger, sliced
3 1/2 cups pitted prunes, also sliced

Combine sugars and vinegar. Bring to a boil.

Add rest, and simmer until thickened (One to two hours)

**I usually double the plums to at least 7 cups, and am generous with my measurements of mustard seed, ginger, garlic and onion.


(7 cups of plums should yield about 4 cups of chutney)

It goes well with samosas…and potatoes, rice, crackers…basically anything you can smear it on.


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