Boiling plums: explained step by step

Boiling plums is a good way to preserve the fruit and to be able to enjoy it even after the plum season. We show how to do it.

Preserving plums: the ingredients

  • 1 kilogram of plums
  • 500 grams of preserving sugar
  • 1 liter of water
  • Spices of your choice (e.g. cinnamon or cloves)
  • Mason jars

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  1. Before you can boil plums, you must first put the mason jars be cleaned thoroughly. The best way to do this is to rinse them under hot water.
  2. Then you have the plums wash, cut in half and stone. Fill them into the mason jars and make sure that you only use ripe fruit that has no pressure or rot marks.
  3. To make the syrup, you dissolve the sugar with constant stirring in boiling water. If you like, you can also use red wine instead of the water or season the plums with cinnamon or cloves.
  4. Now you fill the glasses with the syrup until the plums are completely covered. It should still be about an inch of space to the edge stay. It is important that no bubbles form in the glass; these can be removed, for example, by stirring with a knife.
  5. The next step should be to remove the lids from the mason jars close airtight and put in a saucepan. This is filled with water until the glasses are about halfway in the water. Then you can boil them down for 20 minutes.
  6. Finally, take the pot off the stove and leave the plum compote Rest for 24 hours. Preserved plums can be kept for at least six months.

Preserve the plums in the oven

You can also preserve the plums in the oven. To do this, the oven should be preheated to 180 degrees. Steps 1-5 remain the same. Then you put the closed jars in a container with a high rim and fill it with a little water, so that the mason jars Stand about an inch deep in the water. Then you cook the plums at 75 degrees for 30 minutes.

Here we show you even more tips, tricks and recipes around the topic of preserving fruit.

The difference between plums and plums

The terms plums and plums are often used synonymously, but the two types of fruit differ. Plums are elongated and somewhat firmer than plums. Plums, on the other hand, are round and their juicy flesh is slightly sweeter than that of plums. For a plum cake plums are bestbecause they don't soak the ground so quickly. They are also easier to core. Plums are in season from July to September and do not ripen.

Tip: Preserved plums, for example, taste great on pancakes.

If you are looking for other recipes with plums, you can try our plum jam and plum jam, our delicious plum jam or our plum cake, for example. We'll also explain how to freeze plums.

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