the urge to make some sort of “butter”.
The smell of it cooking in my kitchen
just makes it officially fall…at least in my world.
This year was no different.
I was at the store looking at all the fruit
and the plums just called out to me.
Honest I heard little voices saying
what yummy butter they would make:-)
I couldn’t resist the urge to buy some right then and there.
You know what?
The voices were right.
Plum Butter is so yummy!
And my house smelled AWESOME the entire day!
So here is the recipe that I used from Google…
what I like best about it is that it doesn’t make a ton!
Only 3 jars full…
I knew those empty jelly jars that I saved would come in handy.
(my hubby laughs at me for saving all sorts of jars and boxes…but I showed him… this time anyway:-)
(as found on Cooks.com)
1 1/2 lbs. plums, sliced and pitted ((I used about 12 plums))
2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg, cloves and allspice
Reduce heat, yet maintain active bubbling; cook 5-10 minutes, stirring frequently. Test for doneness — mixture “sheets” from spoon, or pour teaspoonful on chilled sauce — if no rim of liquid forms around edge of butter it is done. Ladle at once into hot sterilized screw top jars leaving 1/2 inch head space. Seal with clean, dry, metal lids. Makes 3 1/2 pints**the recipe says cook 5-10 min…I actually cooked it about 45 minutes to get it thick**