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Conserve of Plums

New-York Historical Society's Recipe of the Week

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