Plum butter is something most people of today are not familiar with. To be honest, I’m one of those people. I have had apple butter, which I think is delicious but have not tried to cook, but not plum butter.
While looking through one of my old cookbooks, I found a recipe for plum butter that I am now going to share with you. Please let me know if you have made this recipe, and how it turned out.
Summary: Plum butter is a classic recipe that goes well with pork as a main dish. This also tastes great on toast.
- Apples (equal amount as plums)
- Sugar (2/3 the amount of sugar as fruit)
- Cinnamon, to taste
- Cloves, to taste
- Cook the plums and apples in separate pans, until both are well done.
- Rub the plums through a colander, and put back in pan.
- Add the apples and sugar.
- Season with cinnamon and cloves.
This vintage recipe comes from “Reliable Recipes For The Table,” which was printed in an unknown year by The Durst Milling Co. of Dayton, Ohio. My guess is that it dates back to the late 1800s or early 1900s.
This is one of the old recipes that skimps on instructions, so I did my best to provide you with the steps you need. Feel free to let me know if I missed something so I can modify this plum butter recipe.