I grew up with a plum tree right outside my bedroom window. As a kid, I remember making homemade Plum Jam and Jelly with and for my mom. Over the years, my mom has come up with a homemade Plum Syrup recipe that we absolutely love to have with pancakes, waffles, ice cream and all sorts of things! It is truly easy to make, and such a treat.
- 2 cups plum juice
- ½ cup light Karo syrup
- 2-3 cups sugar (depending on your desire for tartness – I use 2 cups)
- In a saucepan, mix all ingredients together and bring to a gentle boil. Stir constantly to make sure the sugar is dissolved.
- Bring to a rolling boil, but be sure to keep a close eye on it, so it doesn’t boil over. Otherwise it will be a super sticky mess.
- Pour into pint jars, leaving ½” headspace and seal with lids and rings.
This image is the pot/system we use for juicing the plums. If you don’t have a system like this, here are the basic instructions for juicing plums.
Cut plums in half and take the pit out. Then roughly chop and put in a saucepan with water. Fill the saucepan about halfway with water. Cook until the plums start to fall apart. Strain the juice.