Monday, August 12, 2013

Plum Blueberry Butter

Crock Pot Fruit Butter

Adapted from a recipe on Simple Bites

2 cups blueberries, cleaned and checked over for stems
4 cups plums, washed, pitted, chopped
2 1/2 cups sugar
zest and juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

You can puree the fruit before hand in a blender or food processor, or do it later with a stick blender (this is what I did).

Put all the ingredients in the crock pot and cook on high. Leave the lid propped open to let steam escape and butter to thicken.  Cook 4-5 hrs on low, 6-8 on high. Stir occasionally. Once butter is to desired thickness, ladle into hot jars with 1/2 headspace and process 10 min. Makes 4 pints.

You may want to reduce sugar if your plums aren't as tart as mine.

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