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Wild Blackberry Plum Butter

Ingredients
  Wild blackberries 1 Quart
  Tart plums 2 Pound
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 7 1⁄2 Cup (120 tbs)
  Liquid fruit pectin 3 Ounce (1/2 bottle)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash and pick berries.
2. Pit unpeeled plums; cut into small pieces.

MAKING
3. In a saucepan, mix fruits and water; bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Using a food mill or coarse sieve, force the mixture through it to get thick juice; measure to get 4 1/2 cups (if required, add water to get volume).
5. In a large saucepan, mix together pulp and sugar; stir constantly and bring to full rolling boil and then, hard boil for 1 minute.
6. Remove pan from heat and stir in pectin.
7. Skim top.

FINALISING
8. Into hot sterilized jars, ladle mixture leaving 1/8 inch empty on top.
9. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
10. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for 5 minutes.
11. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
12. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.

SERVING
13. Spread Wild Blackberry Plum Butter over bread and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Canning
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Blackberry
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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