Closeup of Prune Plum Ketchup in bowl on bread board and prunes around it.

Prune Plum Ketchup

Prunes make a delicious sweet and tangy condiment for pork, as well as, other meats and even as a dip.

Course condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dinner, Prune Ketchup, Prune Ketchup with Pork, prune recipe, prunes
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 305 kcal
Author Cultured Palate


  • 3 lbs pork - I used boneless back ribs but other cuts work well - pork loin

For the Prune Plum Ketchup

  • 1 lb dried prunes
  • 1/2 c. water
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 c. vinegar
  • 2 c. raw sugar or sucanat OR 1 1/2 c. honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp salt


Prune Plum Ketchup

  1. If the prunes are not pitted, pit them. Chop the prunes finely, place prunes in a bowl and mix with the water.
  2. In a boiler, combine the onion, green pepper and vinegar - bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Stir the prunes with water and remaining ingredients into the onion, pepper and vinegar mixture.
  4. Cook over low heat stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Continue cooking over medium-low heat for 45 minutes or until thickened.

  5. Store in refrigerator once cooled.

Prune Plum Ketchup with Pork (or other meats)

  1. Marinate pork in Prune Plum Ketchup for 12 - 24 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  3. Place pork in baking dish and pour marinade over the pork.
  4. Cover and bake for 1 hour or until done.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you will be using the Prune Plum Ketchup later, pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Otherwise, allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to use.

Other Ways To Use Homemade Prune Plum Ketchup

Nutrition Facts
Prune Plum Ketchup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 153mg6%
Potassium 557mg16%
Carbohydrates 48g16%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 40g44%
Protein 19g38%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 6.7mg8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.