Slow Cooker Pickled Plums

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recipe by Octopus Publishing

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    Total Time
    2hrs 50mins
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These sweet, tangy pickled plums are delicious paired with sharp and salty cheeses as part of a cheese board. This recipe makes 3 jars so it is ideal as a delicious foodie gift.

recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    4 (about 24 g)
  • Plum icon
    1.362 kg (about 20 ⅔)
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    3 cups (about 720 g)
  • Rosemary icon
    4 sprigs
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    4 sprigs
  • Superfine sugar icon
    Superfine sugar
    2 ½ cups (about 486 g)
  • Bay leaves icon
    Bay leaves
    7 (about 1.4 g)
  • Lavender icon
    4 sprigs
  • Salt icon
    1 tsp (about 6 g)
  • Black peppercorns icon
    Black peppercorns
    ½ tsp (about 1.07 g)


  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Jar
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl

Step preview

  1. Pour white wine vinegar into a clean slow cooker bowl
  2. Add rosemary and fresh thyme to the vinegar mixture
  3. Pour superfine sugar into the vinegar mixture
  4. Add bay leaves, lavender, garlic clove, salt and black peppercorns to the vinegar mixture
  5. Cover
  6. Cook in slow cooker while stirring occasionally - 2 hr 30 min, high heat
  7. Warm 3 clean jars - low heat
  8. Add plum to the jars carefully
  9. Add rosemary and fresh thyme to the jars
  10. Strain vinegar mixture into 3 jars evenly
  11. Seal tightly
  12. Let cool
  13. Store
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