Looking for a delicious sauce that you can smother on just about anything? This plum sauce recipe is exactly what you need. The silky-smooth texture goes with so many different things. I enjoyed mine with crispy chicken thighs, but you could add this plum sauce to blacked tuna, salmon, crispy tofu or just about anything.  Plus, this entire sauce recipe only takes 30 minutes from start to finish.

Plum Sauce – Healthyish Foods

What’s great, it that you can store this sauce covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. While you can enjoy it chilled, I prefer it when it is slightly warm. It is almost like BBQ sauce in that way. Some folks prefer it warmed and some folks don’t mind it when it is room temperature. You can’t go wrong either way.

One small tip is to add the brown sugar at the very end. I like to mix it in last, because it melts down into the sauce and tastes so good. It’s like the icing on the cake. The brown sugar makes the sauce well rounded and perfectly balanced.

Also, if you want to make this recipe vegan, simply swap the honey for maple syrup. Then you’ll have a fully vegan sauce. Drizzle it over my crispy tofu cutlets with a side of white rice for the ultimate vegan meal.

Plum Sauce – Healthyish Foods

Plum Sauce

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Plum Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small Fresno chili , sliced and deseeded
  • ½ cup onion diced , white or yellow will work
  • 4 cloves garlic , minced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup red wine , I used a zinfandel
  • 5 plums pitted and sliced in halves. Leave the skin on
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar


  • saucepan
  • blender or food processor


  • Grab a 3-quart saucepan.
  • Over medium heat add olive oil, diced onion, minced garlic, and sliced Fresno chili pepper.
  • Once the onions are translucent, you will add the red wine vinegar, honey, and red wine. Stir well.
  • Next, you’ll add the pitted plums and a pinch of salt.
  • Cover and let everything simmer over medium low heat for 20 -24 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Next, you’ll add the plum mixture to the food processor or blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, no lumps.
  • Pour back into the pan and gently stir in the brown sugar. Once the brown sugar has melted into the sauce, you can serve it!