Plum Vinegar from Scratch

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Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!

Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!


 

Creamy fruit vinegar is one of the best ingredients for your salad. Since it is sweet and made with white wine vinegar ( red wine vinegar is also acceptable ) it is true delicacy you can combine with fruits and vegetables! If you would like to read more about both types of vinegar take a look here .

 

Also, it is important to say that this recipe is very budget friendly since at the moment I write this post, the price for 500 ml is 11 euros. You can make much cheaper version from scratch during plums season!

My friend uses exactly the same recipe but adds fresh figs instead of plums and it is also amazing! I must admit, I have never made but tasted only.

How to make your batch of homemade plum vinegar?

In 30 minutes, you get 2 ½  cups of creamy treasure. You melt sugar and balsamic vinegar on low heat and add beautiful spices: cinnamon, allspice and cloves. Then you combine it with high quality fruits, boil a bit longer and leave it to cool.

Once mashed, you get epicurean homemade vinegar, creamy, and bursting with flavors!

Let me also mention that this recipe has nothing to do with ume plum vinegar. This one is made using ume plums and is Japanese version made by completely different method, using salt and plums only. Shiso leaves are sometimes added while making umeboshi. This herb is also used to garnish Japanese dishes and it adds both color and flavor to the dishes.

Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!

 

Today’s recipe is, in short, crema di aceto (vinegar cream), easy to make to get sweet, ripe plums vinegar with subtle acidity and sweet fruity and spices taste.

Have you ever add any vinegar to your spaghetti sauce?

Try some (few drops) of this plum vinegar. You’ll notice the difference in richness of your dish, I promise!

You can sprinkle it on the top of pork steaks, add to sauces, fruits, stews, and so many more.

Another perfect option to serve it is with a cheese course at the end of a meal. Your palates will enjoy  in full!

 

For more tips on how and why you should use vinegar often, go here .

 

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Plum Vinegar from Scratch

Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!

Course condiment, vinegar
Cuisine uncategorized
Keyword Plum Vinegar from Scratch
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 plums ( 500grams )
  • 1 ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ tsp allspice powder
  • ½ tsp crushed cloves

Instructions

  1. In medium sized pot, on low heat, stir vinegar and sugar until sugar dissolves. Add spices and boil slowly for 5 minutes.

  2. Add pitted plums to vinegar mixture and boil for additional 10 mins on low heat.

  3. Leave to cool at room temperature. I left the mixture aside for 4hours.

  4. When cooled, take cinnamon stick out and mash the plums mix. I did it with my hand.

  5. Once mashed, put the mashed pulp through fine sieve to get thick syrup. This is your homemade vinegar. You can use it immediately.

  6. Store in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

Although mom’s original recipe says both white and red vinegar can be used, I always use white. The flavours are not that sharp once our batch of crema di aceto is ready to use.

Plum Vinegar from Scratch is Italian Crema di Aceto di Prugna, homemade fruit vinegar, creamy thick fresh fruit condiment and salad dressing, perfect recipe to satisfy even the most demanding Epicureans!

 

 

 

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