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New-York Historical Society’s Recipe of the Week: Conserve of Plums

A recipe from the Duane Family cookbook collection (1840-1874). Read more about the collection, plus see all the recipes to cook or bake here.

Conserve of Plums

7 lbs. of plums, 4 lbs. sugar,
1 qt. vinegar. Scald the vinegar and sugar
3 days in succession pouring
it over the fruit.
Spice it with mace and
nutmeg, cloves and whatever
suits the taste. Any kind
of plums will do. Some
prefer small damsons
pitted, others large fruit.
Tomatoes prepared the same.

Historic Recipe for Conserve of Plums