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HP-like Sauce

Contributed by: Donna "The Happy Canner"


  • 20 lbs. plumbs peeled and quartered
  • 6 Large onions (finely diced)
  • 10 pounds granny smith apples (peeled and cubed)
  • 3 tbsp. dry mustard
  • 3 tbsp. cayenne
  • 6 tsp. allspice
  • 6 tsp. nutmeg
  • 6 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup salt
  • 6 pints malt vinegar
  • 6 cups white sugar


Boil on medium for quite awhile until the fruit and onions look very soft and you will have a perfect mixture. Take a taste to see how you like it, if it needs something within reason, add it!

This makes a huge batch for those of you who like to can... Just have your jars sterilized and hot like the hot mixture and add to jars. Leave 1/2" head space. Make sure your rings and lids have been in a hot water bath. Seal tight and you do not have to hot water bath this.

Author's Notes:

If you want to be a bit more creative added a medium size package of golden rasins, a bit of garlic powder and liquid smoke sauce. If you also like to add a zucchini or marrow for thickness, go to it as it works!

This is terrific on barbecued chicken and pork or beef ribs. Many times I open up the jars, get them hot and put them in my 5 qt. crock pot to do ribs in the winter. They are so tender they want to fall off the bone.

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