Dina Cheney

Author, Still Life Painter, Recipe Creator, Photographer

Plum & White Peach Preserves

Snack, Edible Gifts, Desserts, Brunch, Breakfast, CondimentsDina CheneyComment

Makes about 2 cups

These preserves make the most of summer stone fruit. With such ripe, sweet fruit, not much sweetener is needed. I love the depth of flavor that maple syrup imparts.

2 cups ripe white peaches, pitted and chopped

1 cup ripe sweet red plums, pitted and chopped

1/2 cup maple syrup

1/2 tsp. salt

8 cardamom pods

  1. To a heavy medium-sized saucepan, add all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately lower the heat to medium. Simmer until the preserves thicken enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 30 minutes. Once the preserves have cooled down, pick out and discard the cardamom pods. Ladle into a 2-cup jam jar, and chill.