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Brandied plums

epicure 24 July 2013
Type of Meal
Vegetarian-friendly No

Brandied Plums

Makes: 2 jars (approximately 500g each)
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes

100g honey
400ml water
peel from 1 orange, cut into thin strips
100ml brandy
1kg plums, halved with stones removed
2 cinnamon sticks

  • Place honey and water in a pan and heat gently until honey dissolves. Add orange peel and brandy and turn off the heat to allow the flavours to infuse.
  • Pack halved plums into sterilised jars. Add a stick of cinnamon to each jar and fill the jars with brandy syrup, leaving 1cm of space below the rim. Seal.
  • Submerge sealed jars in a pit of cool water. Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes. Take jars out and leave to cool completely.
  • Consume within 1 year.

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