Plum Preserves with Raisins
By DK on Jul 22, 2009
I had abundant Plums thanks to our landlord's hard work. I was of the opinion that I could be a gardener easily - I mean how hard can it be to grow couple of plants right! Guess I was wrong! The number of calculations, rotations, soil types, placement of plants etc that our landlord takes care of threw my dream haywire! I did learn a bunch of gardening skills from him though - and on top of it what more we get to reap his efforts!!!
I was quite busy trying out various recipes with plums and what better way to use a bunch of fruits than to make preserves. I already made Plum Jam the first thing when the season started, hence I thought I will try something else this time since my jam got over a long way back! I am not able to recall exactly from where I adapted the recipe from, but this one is good. I know I made a bunch of changes - the original one used LOTS of sugar which I cut by half. I used more citrusy flavors and this preserve uses raisins which was what caught my fancy - try it, you will like it too.
Prep Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 min to 1 hour
Yield: About 2 quarts worth of jam
- about 4 pounds of plums
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- zest of one orange and lemon
- handful of raisins
Discard the pits of the plums and chop them coarsely
Bring sugar, orange, lemon juice along with the zest to a boil
Reduce the heat and then add the raisins, honey and plums.
Keep simmering and stirring once in a while
until it starts thickening up
It takes approx 45min-1 hour. Follow the canning process as in this post and store the preserve.
I served it with some warm oatmeal scones.
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