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Sweet Pickled Plums & Cherries

"I saw a recipe for this in a Food and Drink magazine and I just had to try it!! I have made this a few times now with a few tweaks to suit our taste buds. This is great with yogurt or with ice cream but it also makes a great side to any main meat. These keep for a couple of months in the refrigerator."

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Prep Time: 30m

Cook Time: 5m

   

Servings: 12  

 
 
  • 5.0000

I have finished making this recipe. I have made exactly as written, and it is in the fridge waiting for a few days before I can open and taste. I will be back! UPDATE: I used the first jar last night with Ice-Cream, DD and I both enjoyed this.... Read more

  Ingredients
 
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  • 1 pound plums (6 red or black)
  • 16 ounces cherries (2 cups sweet cherries, halved and pits removed)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pickling salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
 

What You Will Need



No special items needed.
  How to Make
 
 

Step 1

Remove the pits from the plums and cut them into wedges, toss them together with the cherries and garlic in a large bowl; set aside.

Step 2

Place the remaining ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil while stirring; reduce heat and simmer while stirring until sugar and salt are completely dissolved.

Step 3

Pour the syrup over the fruit mixture, cover and keep refrigerated for a couple of days before serving.

  Nutritional Facts
 
 
  • Serving Size: 1 (128.7 g)
  • Calories 145.9
  • Total Fat - 0.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 587.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.2 g
  • Sugars - 32.6 g
  • Protein - 0.5 g
  • Calcium - 12.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg
  Reviews
 
 
1 review

I have finished making this recipe. I have made exactly as written, and it is in the fridge waiting for a few days before I can open and taste. I will be back! UPDATE: I used the first jar last night with Ice-Cream, DD and I both enjoyed this recipe, we loved the savoury with the sweet flavour of the Ice-Cream, and loved the popping of the mustard seeds, in our mouth's when you bit into them..... lol I have another jar and hoping to serve this as a side with meat or maybe on a cheese board. UPDATE (2): Got my wish and served this on a cheeseboard...and wow... do these pickles pair with cheese! I only had one jar left and they were gobbled up immediately. The spicy flavours of the plums and cherries with Brie cheese is to die for! Well done Bea... A great yet versatile recipe to make. Now just to wait for summer again!

 

Review by Tisme