Who’s ready for an easy plum chutney recipe?
I know you’re all craving simple, sweet sauce recipes now that the weather is getting warmer and we’re all looking forward to lots of sunshine after a crazy, cold winter.
Am I right?
Before I jump into this recipe I wanna chat about balance; it’s something that has come easy to me the last few years but back in my 20’s I don’t really think my life was balanced. I mean, come on…who is balanced in their 20’s? I was working too much, sleeping too little and not understanding what my body needed to thrive. Too many boundaries and you close off; no boundaries and you lose yourself.
I have always been a people pleaser and I want to help everyone and make as many people happy as possible. I have an innate desire to help others, especially those who aren’t happy. I’ve never liked seeing people being sad or picked on and always wanted to make them smile. However since I’ve embraced being an entrepreneur, I’ve learned a valuable lesson- and that my friends, is the boundaries of self-love.
One of the most challenging lessons I had to learn was the lesson of giving too much away to other people- whether it was a boyfriend, family member or colleague. I was so focused on their life and helping them that I was ignoring me and my own dreams.
I’ve learned boundaries are super helpful and that I had to be fulfilled myself before I could even begin to fulfill any relationships with others. If we’re not full- we won’t have anything to give away to others! This lesson has come with much pain- but also many smiles and now I’m living my dream. It all starts with self-love and learning to sustain a balance between giving love to ME and others.
I’d never take those years back because I’m in pure bliss and joy in my life right now and I know I will continue to be.
Can you relate?
Now, onto the recipe…
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- 5 large plums approximately 1 lb., pitted and chopped
- 3 1/2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. raw organic honey
- 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp. fresh orange zest
- 1/4 tsp. fresh lemon zest
Combine pitted plums, red wine vinegar and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cover and bring to a simmer, add red pepper flakes and reduce heat and cook for another 10 minutes until plums are extremely tender. Add orange zest and lemon zest and remove from heat. Transfer mixture to a food processor and pulse until it resembles a chutney consistency (some chunks and some puree).
Let cool completely. Ladle chutney into clean glass jars, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Chutney will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week.
Share your thoughts
Have plum tree, like spicy chutney – can I just multiply the reciepe?
Can I just freeze the chutney?
Lucky you to have your own plum tree. Yes you can multiply the recipe and freeze it. Enjoy!!
yum! I’m so making this to top my nice-cream. For the balance statement, I can’t relate as I have the opposite problem, I put myself first ALL the time. I say “problem” because some people say I’m selfish but I’m not, I feel that if I’m not happy and fulfilled then I have nothing to give. on a good note, my hubby gets me because he too puts himself first and I love that about him.
I will have to add this to my recipes – sounds delicious!
I have a few plums left from our trip to the local orchard, but I haven’t come up with anything creative to do with them. I think this recipe might be the winner….sounds delicious!
My wife just showed me this and we’re anxious to try it out!! Thank you for some many great recipes for those on a strict diet. Very helpful for my family!
This looks amazing Amie!!! I’m going to tweet a link ASAP and share on Facebook. Love love love your recipes!! 🙂
Thanks so much Lori!!!
Amie, thank you for the information you provide. Clean eating is appropriately named, for I know longer to desire to eat any other way. I’m a grandmother in her 60s with clear skin, a good weight, and overall excellent health. All of this has been made possible by clean eating. It’s good to know that I am in the company of others who aspire to healthy eating and the benefits it provides.
How’d you find the pure bliss..?
I would love to try the Bakery on Main Blueberry Oatmeal! Sounds delicious!
yum! what would you say the difference between chutney & jam & preserves are?
this recipe looks fantastic 🙂
That looks really good
I want to enter the bakery on main giveaway
I’m so appreciative that you’ve started up The Healthy Apple! You cover so many important topics and recipes to help anyone from a newbie clean-eater to a seasoned health nut. I’m somewhere in between and have been experimenting with clean eating for a couple years now, gradually trying one new thing at a time to create healthy lasting habits.
Honestly, before I came across your site, I was pulling together resources from different communities to combine into one lifestyle (gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, incorporating beneficial foods for the most nutrition) and it was so difficult to cross check everything. But you already cover it all! And learning that you battled your way through thyroid complications means you have even more relevant info for me (and many others, of course) as I have been a thyroid patient for the past 15 years (since I was 13). Now after my short time of experimental clean eating, it’s been much easier to avoid any thyroid issues and I have so much more energy and focus.
I still have a lot to learn, which is where your site has become a part of my routine. It feels great to have come this far.
Thank you so much Lauren. HUGS! oxxx
Oh my goodness!! This sounds so good! I love plums and chutney so this hassss to be amazing right?! 🙂
Also, regarding your giveaway – clean eating has helped me lose extra weight I couldn’t get off for years and more importantly, keep it off! It’s given me more energy and so much freedom and inventiveness in creating fun recipes and I love sharing my new eating style with others in my family and my friends! Props to you for sharing your message with the world 🙂
I started to eat cleaner in Dec 2012. I did it for a few reasons, the most important two being I had reached an all time high weight wise and because I have RA and my knees were killing me. Lost 57 pounds in 8 months and I have tried ‘diets’ for 40 plus years! I love this new lifestyle, it’s not always easy to stick to but it is so worth it! I had a total Knee replacement on Dec 3, 2013 and it went wonderfully. Still healing but eating cleaner helps to reduce the amount of joint pain and RA flares as well!! Thanks for a chance to win an awesome book to spark some fresh ideas for meals!!
What a sweet sounding chutney! Yum!
Mmmm….this sounds so good. And I be it would taste really good on some of that homemade bread from Luce’s GF Artisan Bread!! It looks very easy to make, too. I have never made chutney before. Thanks!!