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Total Time
25hrs
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 1 hr

something yummy to spread on toast or use as a filling. makes a great gift. i strongly recommend using myers' rum in this, it has a nice rich flavor. use red or black plums for a lovely color and richer taste. originally from an old food mag, not sure which one.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. combine plums and water in a non-reactive saucepan.
  2. bring to a boil and simmer 3 minutes.
  3. add sugar and return to simmer, stirring all the while.
  4. remove from heat and let stand overnight.
  5. return mixture to a simmer, stirring occaisionally.
  6. when mixture gets thick, stir constantly.
  7. boil until the mixture reaches 225 degrees f on a candy thermometer.
  8. remove from heat and stir in walnuts and rum.
  9. ladle into hot sterilized jars.
  10. wipe rims carefully and seal with 2 piece lids.
  11. cool and store for at least 2 weeks before serving.