Preserved Plums in Wine and Spices

    25 minutes

    A beautiful and simple way to preserve plums when they are in season. Serve them with ie cream or even over pancakes and waffles.

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    Serves: 20 

    • 2 litres red wine
    • 400g sugar
    • 2kg plums
    • cinnamon sticks
    • whole cloves

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat the red wine in a saucepan but do not boil. Dissolve the sugar in it completely. Add the washed whole plums with stones still inside. Heat over a medium heat never allowing it to boil.
    2. Add a cinnamon stick and a clove to each jar. Pour in the compote while still hot and close the jars immediately.
    3. Store in a cool place and leave for a few weeks to infuse.

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    Fabulous. It tastes great now & will be even better when matured. We used mulled wine, reduced the sugar & took the stones out. The leftover liquid we reduced & ended up with a jar of plum & wine jam.  -  15 Aug 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)