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HOMEMADE SPICED PLUM BUTTER

HOMEMADE SPICED PLUM BUTTER

This homemade spiced plum butter is cooked slowly until it is concentrated and deep red. It makes a wonderful breakfast, served with toast or bagel.

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HOMEMADE SPICED PLUM BUTTER
Ingredients
  • 3 1/2 pounds sugar plums
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Cut plums in half, remove pits, and cut into 1 inch pieces. Do not peel.
  2. Place in a 6 quart nonreactive saucepan, and add 1 cup water and the sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and cook until fruit is soft, about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, puree fruit and liquid in a food processor.
  5. Rinse saucepan and return puree to pan along with allspice and cinnamon.
  6. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, until thick enough to spread, 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool.
  8. Store in airtight container.
  9. Keep this stored in the refrigerator.