Vanilla is a dominant flavor in this jam, that meshes perfectly with the sweet tang of the black plums. The fresh Mint assists in a slight menthol cooling effect, but doesn’t overpower the flavor palate.
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.