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Plum Sauce for Duck

This easy plum sauce for duck is made with only 5 ingredients. This is a fantastic sauce to serve with duck breast, duck legs or roast duck.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: British
Keyword: duck, easy, plum sauce, plums, star anise
Servings: 4
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Tonje


  • 3 plums
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 star anise


  • Cut the plums into small pieces, and remove the pits.
  • Place the plums in a small pot, along with the brown sugar, beef broth, red wine and star anise. Whisk the sauce to quickly dissolve the brown sugar
  • Bring the sauce to a boil over medium heat, and reduce it to a simmer. Allow to cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the plums are soft.
  • Remove the star anise from the sauce. Use a potato masher or the back of a spoon to carefully mash the soft plums. This will give the sauce a thicker consistency.
  • Serve the plum sauce immediately, or allow it to reduce by simmering it for a few minutes longer. The sauce will gradually thicken the longer you cook it.



  • Store leftover sauce in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. This is a great sauce to prepare in advance.
  • You can use vegetable stock or chicken broth instead of beef broth if you like. A bouillon cube and water can also be used.
  • Omit the wine to make a child friendly version.


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg