Purple Plum Preserves (Canning)
Honey and mace make these plum preserves really yummy. They are a pretty shade of purple.
INGREDIENTS | MAKES 5 PINTS
- 5 pounds purple plums, pitted and chopped
- 7 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup honey
- ½ cup lemon juice
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 teaspoon ground mace
Combine all ingredients in a large stockpot. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
Cook rapidly for 15 minutes until mixture thickens, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
Ladle into sterilized jars, leaving ¼" headspace. Wipe rims. Cap and seal.
Process 15 minutes in a water-bath canner.