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User Topic: Plums
InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 8:29 PM, July 28th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I spent all day harvesting half the tree, chopping out the pits. i made 4 plum-blackberry crisps and froze a lot of plums. i put plums through a blender and poured the mixture on to sheets and I'm dehydrating into fruit leather. i called neighbors to give some away.

What else can I do with plums that doesn't involve making jam? I'm not into sugar. Ideas? These re Japanese - like Santa Rosa variety.

[This message edited by InnerLight at 8:29 PM, July 28th (Sunday)]


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jo2love
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Default  Posted: 8:53 PM, July 28th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

4 plum-blackberry crisps

They sound amazing!!!


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GabyBaby
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Default  Posted: 8:59 PM, July 28th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Plum popsicles

2 cups of fruit
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup water
2-4oz fresh ginger, peeled(optional)

Combine the ginger, water and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Allow the syrup to simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool.

Put syrup into a blender with the plums (discard ginger if you prefer). Blend until smooth, then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze until solid.

(The original recipe calls for peaches, but plums would work too, I think).

ETA:
I just noticed that you don't like to use a lot of sugar. You can reduce the sugar in the popsicle recipe to taste. If the plums are fairly sweet on their own, you may not need any.

[This message edited by GabyBaby at 9:17 PM, July 28th (Sunday)]


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jrc1963
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Default  Posted: 9:11 PM, July 28th (Sunday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I have no ideas what to do with plums... but if I lived closer I'd take some off your hands....

Especially the plum-blackberry crumble.


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InnerLight
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Default  Posted: 12:23 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Arg! Fruit leather stuck to the parchment paper after taking 2 days to dehydrate. What a PIA to scrape into rolls.

I gave away a basket of plums and got 6 big cucumbers. i want to make bread and butter pickles. More chopping ahead...

Ah abundance. So much work!


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Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 1:33 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh my gosh, one of my aunts used to put plums in Mason jars & pour brandy on them. I don't know the exact process, don't know if she did a water bath or what, but oh my, those things were amazing a couple months later. Wow, I haven't thought of those in years...


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 7:40 AM, July 30th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

NatureGirl, My neighbors did that with their peaches, and cherries. YUM. Those were always a treat at Christmas time for us.


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