July 27, 2015

Our plum tree

Seems like we had too much rain and hot weather,
many of the plums were starting to grow a white mold,
so we picked all the rest of the good plums.
This time quite a few of them tasted ripe and were delicious to eat right off the tree.   I made more plum preserves:
  • 4 cups plums (leave the skin on, it makes it a lovely color)
  • 1 cup sugar
Boil pitted and halved plums with sugar, stirring occasionally. Boil until mixture is bubbling uniformly. Turn heat down.  Simmer for 10 minutes than turn off the heat. Cool to room temperature.  Repeat this step for total of 4 times. Last time bringing it to a boil at the lower temperature, stir frequently to prevent scorching.  It will make it nice and thick, letting the excess water boil off.  I've been enjoying it on vanilla ice cream and also with crepes.

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

how lovely! it is good to make one's food! and that sounds delicious!