Ingredients3 pt very ripe plums
3 lb sugar
4 oz dried fruit
4 pt water
- Remove the stalks from the plums; wash and crush slightly with a fork to bruise them.
- Put the sugar, dried fruit and plums in a very clean jar and leave for 3 days.
- Add the water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Cover the jar tightly and leave for 3 weeks.
- Strain through a clean muslin cloth and bottle.
Note: The plums referred to here are small ovoid yellow plums, about 1½ inch long, with a central pit and tart yellow flesh. I see no reason why plums commonly available in North America cannot be used in this recipe. In that case, I would use about a dozen plums.