Plum butter

    21 hours 25 min

    A delicious fruit jam, known as plum butter, to spread on warm bread, toast or scones. You can also use it to sandwich a sponge cake. A lovely way to preserve the flavour of local plums for enjoyment year-round.

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    Makes: 3 (300ml) jars

    • 2kg plums, stones removed and diced
    • 200g granulated sugar

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:7hr  ›  Extra time:14hr  ›  Ready in:21hr25min 

    1. Place plums in a large, deep pan. Add a little bit of water to prevent burning. Heat over very low heat and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
    2. Once plums have cooked down, remove from heat and set aside for 2 hours.
    3. Place pan back over low heat and cook gently for 2 to 3 hours.
    4. Remove from heat and set aside overnight at room temperature.
    5. The next day, place the pan back over low heat. Cook gently for 2 hours.
    6. Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
    7. Place pan over medium heat and bring to the boil. Add sugar and simmer for 15 minutes, till thickened.
    8. Ladle into sterilised jars and seal.

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