We got a bunch of plums from one of the trees in the back orchard and I remembered seeing Gayle's recipe for Plum Butter a few days ago so I decided to give it a try.
Plum Butter - from The Grocery Cart Challenge
7 L plums
4-5 cups sugar, to taste
1. Wash plums and chop the pits out. Throw them in a big pot, skin and all.
2. Boil until skins dissolved and fruit becomes syrupy with just a few clumps in it. I used my masher to hurry the process along a bit. I would say it took about 45 minutes.
3. When fruit has reached a desired consistency, add sugar, stirring constantly. Taste it to get the desired sweetness. I found that between 4 and 5 cups left the mixture tasting somewhat tart but still delicious. Boil until mixture begins to thicken. I tested the thickness by placing a dessert bowl in the freezer and placing some of the plum butter on it. As it cooled, it thickened to a texture that I thought would be good for plum butter.
Makes 8 1/2 pints.
My mom and I think that this will be delicious on toast and also as a dipping sauce for shrimp, chicken or appetizers (hello, Plum Sauce!)
This recipe is being shared at Tempt My Tummy Tuesday and Tasty Tuesday.