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Plums

So, what to do with a whole 5 gallon bucket full of plums? .... and there is more on the tree.
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Re: Plums

My dad used to make plum liquor -- plums, sugar, and vodka, rum, or ...one other I can't remember made from sweet potatoes. We had a tasting party and decided the one made with rum was best.

When my girls were little, I layered the plums with sugar until all the liquid came out of the plums, but before the stuff started to ferment. The plums would shrivel up into prune-like form. We made beverage from the syrup (with water or sparkling/carbonated water) and they ate the "prunes" like candy. I wanted to make jelly, but the girls drank up all the syrup :lol:
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Re: Plums

I filled the biggest kettle I have and boiled them, then strained off the juice. Now I have 8 quart jars of plum juice.

Perhaps I should split some in half and take out the stone and then dry them in the dehydrator? Anyone tried that?
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Re: Plums

Went out and picked another big bucketful of plums, cooked them down and strained them to get the juice. Bottled juice, this time in pint jars. I now have 21 pints of plum juice.
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Re: Plums

Thats going to be SO good! And in case anyone's wondering, juice from fresh plums is nothing like prune juice.
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