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Balsamic-Plum Preserves


Balsamic Plum Preserves are easy to make and provide a sweet and savory flavor to any dish. Serve with smoked turkey, pulled pork, fried green tomatoes, or warm baked brie.

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  • 4 1/2 cups unpeeled and diced plums, about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


Servings 3
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Step 1

Stir together all ingredients except basil in a 4 quart microwave-safe glass bowl.

Microwave at HIGH 8 minutes (mixture will boil). Stir mixture, and microwave at HIGH 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened. (You're going for the viscosity of pancake syrup here. The mixture will thicken to soft-set preserves after it cools and chills.) Stir basil into warm preserves. Cool mixture completely (about 2 hours).

Serve immediately, or cover and chill preserves in an airtight container until ready to serve. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.


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