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Wild Plums!

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by baymule, Jun 13, 2016.

  1. Jun 13, 2016
    baymule

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    There is a clump of Mexican plums in the fence row across the road from us. Little red marbles are just falling off and rotting. So we went picking! We picked some a few days ago, I cooked them down and got 3/4 of a quart jar of juice. Today we picked some more and have them spread on a cookie sheet to finish ripening. After I cook these down, I'll make wild plum jelly. It has been since I was a very little girl that I had wild plum jelly.

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    MoonShadows

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    Yum, yum. I just love plums.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    They look so good. Yum.

    Weather destroyed my entire tree of plums this year.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2016
    baymule

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    Finally made jelly today. We have been picking and I've been cooking them down and straining out the juice. Got two quarts of juice and made 7 pints of jelly today. WOW! that stuff is good!
     
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    baymule

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    Well, 3 jars set up and 4 didn't. So I have to redo the 4 jars. Darn! Also put up half bushel of peaches yesterday (bought them) and canned 7 jars of I wish I could say sliced peaches, but more like peach pieces. They were cling peaches :he so I just whacked at them with a paring knife. I made 7 jars of chunky peach jam, and it didn't set up either. The remainder I just cooked down to mush and I'll call it jam-preserves-huh? I got 3 jars of that and I'm already seeing visions of turnovers!
     
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    Nothing wrong with plum syrup....just sayin' ;)
     
  9. Jun 25, 2016
    Britesea

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    Plum syrup is one of our favorites on pancakes
     
  10. Jun 26, 2016
    baymule

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    I opened a jar of the plum that didn't set up and it is like a soft spread. Not syrup and not jelly, somewhere in between. Not syrupy enough to redo, so I'm going to use it just like it is. I dug out some on a spoon.... it is so good!
     

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