My mom made the BEST plum preserves! Then again, she made the best everything. I wish I had written down her plum preserves recipe, but I’m sad to say that I never did. However, this recipe that I came up with tastes pretty close to hers.
A few days ago I bought a large bag of plums at the 99 cent store. I thought I was getting a great deal, but unfortunately the joke was on me. The plums were quite lacking in the flavor department.
What was I to do with three pounds of so-so tasting plums? Make preserves, of course! There is something about cooking down the plums with sugar and orange juice that really enhances their flavor, or adds flavor where it did not already already exist. Obviously, if you start with great tasting plums, you’ll have even better results!