• 3 cups of honey
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • Enough plums to fill six quart sized jars

A delicious recipe for your bumper crop of plums
Tales of the Dinner Belle
By Brenda Stanley
If you have a plum tree, you know that during this time of year, plums often become the zucchini of fruit. In other words, they are prolific. So, what do you do with them all? One of my favorite recipes for all those plums is my honey vanilla plums. It may sound like the newest scent for body wash, but the sweet syrup that marinates the plums is something you’ll enjoy for months. The recipe is super simple and you don’t even need to remove the pits. You can eat them straight out of the jar or use them as a topping for ice cream, oatmeal or angel food cake. They’re so good, you’ll be looking forward to next year’s bumper crop.
Belle’s Honey Vanilla Plums
3 cups of honey
8 cups of water
1 tablespoon vanilla
Enough plums to fill six quart sized jars
In a large stock pot, combine the honey and water and bring to a boil. Add the vanilla. Stir and remove from heat. Wash the plums and then put as many as you can fit into each jar. Fill the jars with honey syrup, leaving 1/2 inch of headspace. Wipe rims to remove all traces of any spilled honey syrup, apply lids and tightened rings. In a large pot or canner bring water to a boil. Place the jars into the water and process for 25 minutes. Remove to a cutting board to cool.