This recipe is from the Aunt Daisy Cookery Book No 5 (published around 1943).
1 kg red plums
1 ½ cups vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or ½ teaspoon paprika)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed (or 1 teaspoon ready crushed garlic)
- Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan so the pan is less than half full.
- Bring to the boil and boil steadily for 2 hours
- Strain through a sieve and pour into hot sterilised bottles
- Close the bottles with a cork or screw cap.