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Plum-Rum Conserve

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Category: Jellies

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Red plums, stoned, sliced
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 c Walnuts, coarse chop
  • 1/3 c Dark rum, or to taste


1) Combine plums and water in enameled or stainless or pyrex saucepan and
simmer for 3 min. Add sugar and return to simmer, stirring. Remove from
heat and let stand overnight, or from 12 to 24 hrs., covered with towel. 2)
Boil the plums gently, sirring now and then, until the mixture begins to
get thick and sticky. From then on, you MUST stir constantly. Boil until
conserve reaches 225 F. on candy thermometer, abt. 30 min. 3) Remove
saucepan from heat and stir in nuts, then add rum. 4) Prepare 4 half-pint
canning jars with 2 pc. screw-type lids. Ladle conserve into jars, leaving
1/4" head-room and seal with sterilized lids. Store for at least 2 wks.
before serving. Makes wonderful gift!!

Yield: 4 half-pint jars

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