Yesterday was co-op day. The food co-op that is. What a great day. I ended up with extra items since one of our members couldn't make it for pickup. The others did not want the "stuff" so I brought home the extras. One of the things I ended up with was an entire carton of black plums. The box said 28 lbs. Twenty-eight pounds of plums??? What was I supposed to do with that?
We ate some of them, but still had tons. I searched for easy crockpot plum butter or something similar. After looking at multiple recipes I chose the easiest one I found. (Had lots of other things to do today...) I ended up with this:
8 lbs of plums (before removing the pits)
1 cup white sugar
about 3/4 cup brown sugar (this was my edition)
I peeled the plums and removed the pits. I sliced the plums and added the sugar and placed them in the crockpot. I cooked on high for about 8 hours. After a good while it still had lots of liquid. I put a wooden spoon across the top to vent the crockpot. This helped the evaporation some. I stirred the mixture every so often (when I remembered) throughout the day. After turning off, some more of the liquid seemed to evaporate.
I ended up leaving them in chunks. I thought about putting them in the food processer and blend them up, but I opted to leave as is. They are very tart. I ended up serving them on vanilla ice cream and the sweetness of the ice cream helped to balance the tartness ~ but oh boy ~ they are still pretty tart.
I still have about 1/3 of the box. What will I do with them tomorrow???