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Plum Paste

By Chelsea Sugar
Plum Paste
1 serving
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  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 8 hrs
  • Cooking time 30 mins
  • Serves

    1 kg plums, slightly under ripe
    1 cup water
    Chelsea Caster Sugar
    2 tbsplemon juice


    In a heavy-based saucepan, cover the plums with water and simmer until they completely soften. Strain them to remove the skin and seeds, pushing the pulp through the sieve. Weigh the plum pulp and add an equal quantity of Chelsea Caster Sugar, bring back to the boil and stir to dissolve.
    Add lemon juice. Keep this on a brisk simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Test for setting as you would for jam: put ¼ teaspoon on a cool saucer. If it forms a skin and is no longer runny it is ready. If not, keep cooking until it reaches this stage.
    Pour into a shallow loaf tin lined with baking paper and refrigerate. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in the fridge;­ it should last several months.

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