This plum conserve recipe is so pretty with the chunks of fruit and almond bits in the mix. It is one of my favorites as far as looks go and has the refreshing citrus flavor paired with the tart plums making it a delicious treat to eat. Conserves are one of my favorite things to can because they not only have fruit, but they have nuts as well. Eating this conserve on fresh bread or meat levels up your meal.
Our homemade plum conserve is such a treat during the long cold winter months.
Preparation to make Plum Conserve
Start by preparing your boiling water bath with enough water to cover 5 half-pint jars with 1-2 inches of water. Place the pot on the stove on medium heat. Next, preheat your jars in the oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, submerge your lids in a small pan of water, bring it to a boil, and then leave it at a simmer. Now that your equipment is ready, it is time to start making the conserves.
Canning Plum Conserve
This recipe cans 5 half-pint jars of conserve.
The first step is to wash and chop 5 cups of plums. (About 2 pounds)
zest, peel and chop orange(s)
Then, zest, peel, and chop 1 large or 2 small oranges.
Next, chop 1 cup of almonds.
place all ingredients except almonds in a large pot
Place plums, oranges, 1 cup of raisins, 1/3 cup orange zest, and 3 cups of sugar in a large pot.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of butter if you want to reduce foaming.
Bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Add 1 cup of almonds. Boil for 5 more minutes.
Filling Your Mason Jars
Pour into hot jars