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Plum Preserves

Yield 5 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups sliced ripe plums (about 3 pounds)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 (4-inch) cinnamon stick

Nutrition Information

  • calories 60
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 15.6 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 0.0 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine plums and sugar in a large bowl; cover and let stand at room temperature 8 hours.

  2. Combine plum mixture and remaining ingredients in a Dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes.

  3. Uncover and cook over medium heat until reduced to 5 cups (about 1 hour), stirring and mashing fruit occasionally. Pour into a large bowl; cool completely. Discard cinnamon stick. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 weeks.