- 3½ pounds ripe plums
- 3 pounds ripe concord grapes
- 1 cup water
- ½ teaspoon butter or margarine (optional to reduce foaming)
- 8½ cups sugar
- 1 box (1¾ ounces) powdered pectin
Wash and pit plums; do not peel.
Thoroughly crush the plums and grapes, one layer at a time, in a saucepan with water.
Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes. Strain juice through a jelly bag or double layer of cheesecloth.
Measure sugar and set aside. Combine 6½ cups of juice with butter and pectin in large saucepan.
Bring to a hard boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add the sugar and return to a full rolling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, quickly skim off foam and fill hot, sterile jars, leaving ¼-inch headspace.
Wipe jar rims. Adjust lids and process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
Yield: About 10 ½-pint jars.