Sweet Canning Plums

Sweet Canning Plums

It’s funny how every year I tend to end up with a bunch of the same fruit or berry. This year I’ve gotten so many plums from friends and family I have struggled with coming up with an idea for them all, but I figured a recipe for canned plums was a must. I simply can’t get enough of what autumn has to bring! These wonderful, sweet and delicious canning plums can stay in your cuppoard for years and still be as delicious- used in desserts or devoured as is straight from the jar!

When canning fruit and vegeatbles it is crucial to use clean, sanitized jars which can be done two ways; boil the jars for a couple of minutes in a saucepan or on the oven for 10 minutes on a 100 degrees celius.

I love canning fruit and vegetables for winter- it’s such a great way to keep what the autumn gives us and especially so we can enjoy fruit and vegetables all through winter.

Sweet Canning Plums


1 liter water

400 g sugar

2 cinnamon stick

2 vanilla pods

1 tsp rose pepper

1 tsp cloves

2 star anise

2 kg plums, hard to the touch


  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil and let simmer until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add the spices and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the plums to a sterilized jar, making sure to fill any holes.
  4. Pour over the slightly cooled syrup and makes sure you remove any air bubbles.
  5. Put the lid on and transfer to a saucepan with boiling water.
  6. Let simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove and cool upside down.
  8. Keeps for months/years if sealed properly.



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