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Spicy Pickled Plums         Veg   CD    ACC

Vegetarian Fruit Cold Accompaniment Pickles Preserve Preserves Preserving

1kg/2.2lb Firm Ripe Plums
4 Allspice Berries
4 Small Dried Red Chilies
4 x 2.5cm/1 inch Cinnamon Sticks
6 Whole Cloves
4 Blades of Mace
720ml/24fl.oz. Distilled Malt Vinegar
675g/1 lb Sugar


1. Prepare the jars (see notes below).

2. Prick the plums several times with a cocktail stick then half fill hot jars with plums. 

3. Add 2 allspice berries, 2 chilies, 2 cinnamon sticks, 3 cloves and 2 blades of mace to each jar then fill each jar with the remaining plums (see notes below).

4. In a saucepan, combine vinegar and sugar, bring to a boil, stirring constantly then continue to boil for 5 minutes. 

5. Pour the hot vinegar into jars to cover plums completely, cover, seal and label (see notes below) 

Serve with cold meats and salads

Notes:    see also General preparations


Jars - Use jars which are free from cracks, chips or flaws the best sizes to use are 450g/1lb although 1kg/2lb jars can be successfully used for pickling vegetables.  Prepare the jars by washing well in warm soapy water and rinsing thoroughly. Dry the jars in a cool oven (140C, 275F, Gas Mark 1).  Fill whilst still warm.


Filling the jars  Fill with the vegetables to within 2.5cm/1 inch of the top. Pour over the preserving liquid (vinegar,  alcohol etc., to within 1cm/ inch of the top, making sure the vegetables are completely covered with the liquid. Whilst still hot, cover with a waxed disc (wax side down), Immediately  place a cellophane cover over the top then cover with a screw top lid.


Storage Store in a cool dark place for 1 minth before consuming.










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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Boil - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Chop to To cut into pieces of approximately the same size


Slice to -  To cut food, such as bread, meat, fish or vegetables, into flat pieces of varying thickness.


Tips, Options and Substitutions

 See above

Main equipment required to make this recipe


Chopping Knife

Chopping Board


Wooden or Plastic Spoon

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