Canning mixed fruit is easy and makes a great beginner project. It provides you with a taste of summer all year, and can easily be adapted to what you have on hand. This time I had beautiful, BIG, nectarines
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
It takes a bit of work to make the fruit juice required for a colorfully translucent jelly. A proper ratio of fruit, pectin, acid, and sugar is required; do not fret, it is not nearly as complicated as it seems.
Pickled Plums: slightly spicy, deliciously different, traditionally served as an accomaniment to grilled pork, ham, or a cold roast beef platter, the leftover syrup can be used as a basting sauce for spareribs or home-made barbeque sauce.