Pork with Plum Chutney

Pork with Plum Chutney

I had very ripe plums and wanted to use them in a savory dish rather than a dessert. We had made a pear chutney in cooking class a few days before, so that gave me the idea of using the plums in a chutney. I had some pork loin defrosted and I thought they would work well together. I was not disappointed.

I started by pitting and chopping up the plums. They were very ripe. I say in the recipe it was 2 cups, but let’s say a generous 2 cups. You can be off a little bit here. A few more plums aren’t going the hurt anything. I threw everything in a pot and let it cook until the mixture thickened. After it was finished I added a little honey because it seemed too tart. Trust your taste here for how much sweetening it needs.

Here is the recipe for the chutney and for the pork.

Plum Chutney

2 c. pitted chopped plums

1 small onion, minced

4 cloves garlic, sliced thin

¼ c. balsamic vinegar

¼ c. brown sugar

2 T.  honey

1 t. cinnamon

Salt, pepper and cayenne to taste

Combine all ingredients, except the seasonings in a medium saucepan and s= cook over medium heat until thickened. This took about 20 minutes, maybe a bit longer. As the mixture gets thicker, stir more often to prevent sticking. I added the honey later as the chutney seemed too tart when it was finished. That is partly based on how sweet the fruit is and your personal taste. Makes about 2 cups. Will keep in fridge for weeks. Great on pork, duck and chicken or served with cheese and crackers as an appetizer.    

Pork with Plum Chutney

1 lb. boneless pork, cubed

2 T. cornstarch

2 T. sherry, not cooking sherry

1 T. soy sauce


Additional cornstarch for dredging

Salt and pepper

About ¾ c. plum chutney

Place cubed pork in a small bowl and combine with the cornstarch, sherry and oil. Chill several hours, if possible. Heat oil in skillet. Dredge the pork in cornstarch and sauté until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper and spoon any excess oil out of the pan. Add the chutney and simmer until heated through. Serves 3-4.

Plum Chutney
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