Plum Syrup Recipe
I grew up with a plum tree right outside my bedroom window. As a kid, I remember making homemade Plum Jams and Jellies with, and for my mom. It has become my favorite jam to serve on sandwiches, breads, rolls and even in my chili! 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. I was shocked when mom showed me how easy it is to make, so don’t be scared to give it a try!
We use a fruit juice steamer multipot that my mom has had for years. This multipot works great for juicing plums and other fruits. You can get a brand new stainless steel steamer multipot like this on Amazon.
This juicer steamer multipot has an 11 quart capacity so you can go to town with your plums!
Without the multipot, 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.
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- 2 cups plum juice
- 1/2 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 1/2" headspace and seal with lids and rings.