Chinese Plum Sauce Recipe

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One of my husband’s favorite Chinese condiments is plum sauce. He dips EVERYTHING in it and who could blame him? The combination of sweet and sour with a touch of heat makes the perfect companion to springs rolls, pot stickers, fried chicken, and duck dishes. This sauce is incredibly easy to make and will have you wondering why you never made it before! Enjoy!

Chinese Plum Sauce Recipe


1 cup of plum jam (Here’s a very simple and easy recipe for homemade plum jam)

1 clove of garlic, minced

2 teaspoons of ginger, minced

2 tablespoons of white vinegar

1 tablespoon of Asian Chili Garlic sauce Huy Fong


Combine all the ingredients and cook on the stove top on medium heat until everything is boiling. Remove from heat and serve (or allow to cool and refrigerate). Enjoy!

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  1. says

    Great minds think alike! I’m working on my next post right now, plum sauce made with fresh plums I picked at work. Going to have to try the plum jam too.

  2. says

    Mmmmm, I’ve never had spicy plum sauce. I could dip anything in it though, it just has a knack for going with so many different varieties of food. I knowe this version is even better than all the prepackaged kinds though.

  3. says

    I’ve always wondered about the plum sauce at some of the Chinese restaurants I’ve been to. I’m going to give these a try next time I make myself some eggrolls or fried rice.

  4. Kamran Siddiqi says

    Alice, I have to agree with your husband, duck sauce is the best Chinese condiment ever! Give me something to dip it in, like some yummy spring rolls, and I am a happy camper.

    Great post. I would never have thought to make duck sauce / plum sauce at home, but I’ll definitely give it a try! 😀

  5. Theresa Sullivan says

    I received a large sum of plums from a friend and wanted to make some plum sauce with them. I need to preserve them for future use. Any suggestions on that process once the sauce is made? Thanks

  6. says

    I love the Chinese plum sauce (especially with duck) but I’ve never thought it was so easy to prepare! Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try it out!

  7. Kory says

    This was an amazing sauce. I made the homemade plum jam and then we put the sauce over a pork roast. Definitely keeping this recipe close at hand.

  8. Curtis Jackson says

    This was truly amazing and so damned easy. To suit our tastes I doubled the ginger and garlic, and used 1.5 tablespoons of chile garlic paste. Once it boiled I simmered it for about 15 minutes to thicken it, mostly because I could only find plum preserves so it had chunks that needed to cook down.

    I will be making this again and again and again. It should be awesome on pork, duck, and probably chicken and turkey as well. I can also see it, perhaps thickened a bit more, used to take sandwiches to the next level.

    Thank you!

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