Plums made spicy and sweet for a dipping sauce makes a nice gift, preserves well and goes with savory or sweets. It can be made with plums or apricots. Keep the seeds in to up the heat! Works with chips and veggies too.
Here's a vibrant Asian-style dipping sauces that puts all others to shame. Fruity, sweet and tangy, this homemade version puts commercial offerings of "duck sauce" and dubious packets of yellow goo accompanying egg rolls and such shame.