Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Delicious Plum Conserve

For the month of August plums were everywhere in my world.
I made plum chutney, plum jam, plum cake, plum tart,
a pile of dried plums, but the surprise was plum conserve.
It turned out to be quite delicious.
There was one batch with pecans and another without nuts,
both were good.

So if you ever find yourself with a plethora of plums, here is the recipe.

Plum Conserve from

5 cups plums, packed chopped and pitted
3 cups sugar
1 cup orange, peeled seeded and chopped
1 cup raisins
orange rind, from one orange finely sliced
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients in a large pot except for pecans.
Bring to a boil stirring till sugar is dissolved.
Cook rapidly almost to the gelling point.
About 15 minutes of a rolling boil while being stirred.
Add pecans cook and stir for 5 more minutes.
Pour into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
Remove air bubbles.
Adjust the caps.
Process for 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.
Make sure tops of jars are covered by an inch of water.
Cool at room temperature and store in your cabinet.
Chill after opening and enjoy!

This morning I had it on a toasted English muffin and it was yummy!
It went perfectly with a cup of tea.


Bernideen Canfield said...

That looks fabulous. I am printing this recipe. I won't get to can this year but maybe by next!!!

Would love you to link this to Tea In The Garden!

Bernideen Canfield said...

I just saw this link which was interesting. Some people won't know what a conserve is:

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful. I will pin it. Clarice

Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful, I'm going to pin it. Clarice

Laurie said...

Mmmmm! That looks so good! Have a bite for me Marilyn!

Jeanie said...

I was wondering when we might see a photo of those plums! The recipe is bonus points!

Rosemary said...

Oh... that looks and sounds divine!

Tracy said...

Ooo... this looks/sounds delicious! And interesting with the addition of the pecans! I used to make a lovely thick plum jam. But our plums trees haven't produced much the past couple of years--not enough for jam-making this year either.

Mary said...

Looks absolutely delicious dear - shame we're so far apart, we could trade a jar of plums for one of figs!! Wow, we did good this summer girl!

Mary x

Angela McRae said...

"A Plethora of Plums" would be a great title for a cookbook or a feature article on plums. Having enjoyed your jams in the past, I'm quite certain these were as delicious as they are pretty, too!