Plum Butter

Plum Butter
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Recipe type: Condiment
Serves: 3-4 cups
  • 4 - 4½ pounds plums, pitted (see note)
  • 1 orange or 2 clementines
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • ½ cup good quality honey (can be adjusted according to taste)
  1. In a blender or food processor, puree the plums. If they are firm, chop them up first.
  2. Push the plum puree through a food mill or fine mesh strainer and discard the skins.
  3. Add the puree to a dutch oven or heavy bottom saucepan.
  4. Use a vegetable peeler to peel 4 large strips of zest from the orange or clementines.
  5. Juice the fruit and add 3 tablespoons of juice to the pot along with the zest.
  6. Stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, allspice and honey.
  7. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring periodically, and then turn the heat down to a simmer.
  8. Cook for 75-80 minutes, uncovered, and use tongs to remove the zest after 20 minutes.
  9. Stir frequently, scraping a heat proof spatula against the bottom of the pan to make sure nothing sticks.
  10. Allow to cool and then store in the refrigerator.

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