Already made enough jam? Try these two less-common ways to preserve plums. Prunes are an easy dehydrator project. Umeboshi is a Japanese pickled plum that is a bit more involved, but mouthwateringly tart and salty.
After making prune brandy and prune bourbon, we ended up with the best treat of all... jam made from the infused prunes. This is so good, it will make you want to go buy cases of prunes to start soaking in booze!
You haven't lived until you try Linda Ziedrich's mom's addictive spiced pickled prunes. Ziedrich is a canning guru, the author of "The Joy of Pickling" and "The Joy of Jams." I had the pleasure of interviewing her at her farm in Scio, Oregon.