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Spiced Italian Plums (Prunes) in Port

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“We have an old Italian prune tree in the front yard that is usually loaded every year. We fix many of them this way, and have wonderfully sweet, spicy prunes for breakfast all year. We usually spend a whole weekend canning prunes and making apple butter. (another old tree in the yard). Any type plum would most likely work.”
6 pints

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut plums in half and remove pit. Combine sugar, water, orange peel, cinnamon sticks and cloves in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer a few minutes. Add plums, a layer at a time to heat through, about 2 minutes. Remove plums from syrup.
  2. Pack hot plums into hot pint jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.
  3. Repeat with remaining plums.
  4. Reheat syrup to a boil. Remove from heat; discard cinnamon sticks. Stir in port.
  5. Pour over plums, leaving 1/2 inch headspace. (add a few cloves and pieces of orange peel to each jar). Remove air bubbles. Adjust caps.
  6. Process 20 minutes in boiling water bath.

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