Recipe courtesy of recipezaar.com
5 lbs black cherries
10 black plums (5 ripe, 5 not quite ripe)
5 cups sugar
4 tablespoons rose water
2 tablespoons red wine (I like shiraz)
1 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 pinch of salt
- Pit all the fruit (plan a couple of hours or enlist friends/family in helping!) into a non reactive bowl, along with the salt, sugar, rosewater, spices and wine.
- Let sit overnight.
- Simmer the mixture for 40 minutes, skimming the foam off the top.
- Spoon into jars, this made 7 pints for me.
- Steam process for 10 minutes.