There's been a glut of plums on our trees, so I decided to preserve them in port now ready for a winter treat! This is a super easy way to preserve them (and much less time consuming than making jam) - and it smells like Christmas has come early while they're cooking!
Plums in Port
1 pound (440g) Preserving sugar (normal white sugar will do as an alternative)
2 pounds (approximately 1kg) of plums
Preserving jars (clean thoroughly before using)
Clean the plums.
Mix the port, water and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil for 2 to 3 minutes. (Stir occasionally to prevent the sugar from burning.)
Add the plums, return to the boil and let it boil for around 7 or 8 minutes, until the plums begin to soften.
Remove the mixture from the heat and using a large spoon, place the plums in the cleaned preserving jars. Pour in a little of the mixture they were cooked in until the liquid is around an inch and a half from the top of the jar. Pour approximately an inch of extra port in before sealing.
Once you've finished, store the plums in a dark place for at least two months.
Have a great Sunday!