Friends gifted me with several pounds of plums, so I decided to make chutney. I was inspired by another friend who had given me a jar of home-canned nectarine chutney, which was wonderful. She didn’t have the recipe on hand, which led to a little web searching. This site has lots of great recipes and instructions that got me started:


This is the recipe I created – it cooked up in about 45 minutes and made five and a half jars (half pint sized). I reduced the amount of sugar and cider by about half from the recipes I was looking at, and am quite pleased with the result. I water bath canned the full jars for 10 minutes and am enjoying the partial one now!

Plum Chutney
4 C chopped plums
1 C chopped peaches

1 C crushed blackberries
2 C raisins
1 C cider vinegar
3/4 C sugar
1 lemon – juice and zest
1/4 C minced fresh ginger
1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
1 t ground ginger
1 t salt

Canned chutney
Canned chutney
Chutney on pork patty
Chutney on pork patty