Plum (with a little peachiness) Preserves
This is easy as can be- fresh, light and summery. I can't wait until stone fruits are at their best because it really makes me feel like summer is here. We had some plums that were getting past their prime as well as 4 small white peaches. All you need is a good heavy bottom pot, fruit, water and sugar. It was just enough to fill a mason jar. I made some fabulous French sandwich bread to slather the preserves on and I had the happiest kid in town.
2 lbs plums, (I had roughly 1 1/2 lbs of plums and 1/2 lb of white peaches)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup pure cane organic sugar
1 cinnamon stick or a generous pinch of cinnamon (I used the ground cinnamon)
Chop the fruit and dump everything into the pot. Simmer, uncovered while giving it a good stir every once in awhile. When it appears thick enough- you'll know, about 45 min an hour.
Remove from heat and cool. Transfer to jar and cool.