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Spiced Plums


  • 7 pounds of plums
  • 1 pint of cider vinegar
  • 4 pounds of sugar
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of broken cinnamon bark
  • 1 tablespoonful of whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoonful of broken nutmeg


Place cinnamon bark, cloves and nutmeg in a muslin bag and simmer them in a little vinegar and water for half an hour; then add it all to the vinegar and sugar, and bring to a boil; add the plums and boil carefully until they are cooked tender. Before cooking the plums they should be pierced with a darning needle several times; this will prevent the skins bursting while cooking.


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The White House Cookbook (1887).

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