Sunday, 19 June 2011

Christmas Plum dessert

Yesterday I made these lovely plum dessert jars for Christmas.  I got the recipe from "Cooking for Christmas" by Martha Day. This book is full of lovely ideas.

You add 2 & 1/2 cups of brandy, 1 & 2/3 cups of sugar and a cinnamon stick together in a pan and warm on low heat until the sugar gets dissolved.  Then you add plums (or peaches or pears if you prefer) plus zest of a lemon and poach the fruit until soft.  Then remove the fruit and rapid boil the drink until syrup like and thick. Then pour in sealed jars & store in a cool, dry place for 6 months.  Then you have a Christmas dessert ready :)

It was so easy to make & i had a little taste of it as it is and it's very yummy.  I added a ribbon and a bauble to the jar cause I think I can make some more as gifts.  I think it will be a really nice dessert (with whipped cream) after a ham joint on Christmas Eve. We have our turkey dinner on Christmas Day.

Hope you like it,



  1. What a wonderful gift idea! Sounds delicious too! Have a great week Lily!

  2. Oooo Lily, that sounds really good and looks very pretty. I love homemade gifts! Have a great week!