Plum-Apple Butter Recipe
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Plum-Apple Butter Recipe

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I look forward to cooking up this fruity spread each December, using the plums I picked and froze during summer.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 2 pounds tart apples, peeled and quartered
  • 2 pounds plums, pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoon: 82 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, trace sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), trace protein


  1. Place apples, plums and water in a large kettle; cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Cool.
  2. Puree in batches in a food processor or blender; return all to the kettle. Add sugar and spices. Simmer, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes or until thickened, stirring frequently. Cool completely. Pour into jars.
  3. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Plum-Apple Butter in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p47

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Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"This combination is incredible! I can't wait til next fall to make this again!"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2008

"How do you prepare the plums for freezing?"

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