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Plum-Apple Butter

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
    5 cups


  • 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


  • Place apples, plums and water in a large kettle; cover and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Cool.
  • 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.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 82 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 0 protein.

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  • pooperpea
    Jan 19, 2012

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

  • aone
    Jul 9, 2008

    How do you prepare the plums for freezing?