Thursday, August 22, 2013

RECIPE: Plum Butter

Difficulty level: Easy

10 plums, sliced

1 cup water

granulated sugar

cinnamon stick

whole cloves

ground nutmeg

1. Place plums and water in a medium stainless steel or enamel saucepan.  Bring to a full boil over high heat, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until plums are tender, stirring occasionally. 

2. Place plum mixture in a food processor or blender and process until almost smooth.  Measure and return to saucepan.  For each 1 cup of plums, add 1-1 1/4 cups of sugar.  Tie cinnamon and cloves in a spice bag and add to saucepan. 

3. Return plum mixture to a boil, reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, until mixture is very thick, stirring frequently. 

4. Discard spice bag; stir in nutmeg (if using). 

5. Ladle into hot jars and process for 10 minutes (if canning)

Makes about 3 cups
Submitted by Sarah Marder

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