When you have more plums than you can eat, make some of this jam. The addition of licorice and star anise intensifies the plum flavor, making this an excellent jam for eating with your morning oatmeal or yogurt, or serving up over ice cream & crepes
We make lunches daily, so snacks run out fast around here. Fruit leather is wonderful, but hard to keep in stock as the seasonal fruits keep changing. Rhubarb makes a great stop-gap, especially because it’s free for the picking from the backyard.
Sour cherries meet their soul mates, tart beach plums. The beach plum jelly base thinkens the cherry jam. The cherries are left whole for a delux presentation. Low sugar pectin keeps things from getting too tame. It's good.
I had a gorgeous bowl of plums from our friends that I had been trying to make a dent in – but the bowl still appears full. I ended up concocting a Plummy Lavender Balsamic Sauce. The end result? A sweet, sassy, and roasty sauce...