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Plum Paste
« on: April 16, 2010, 12:17:11 pm »
After the success i had with Thermomixer's recipe for Quince Paste,  I thought that I would try some with Plums.    Thermomixer suggested that I might need to add some pectin,  so I did.   Excellent result.

750g. plums,  washed and stones removed.
300g. water
400g. sugar
1 packet Jamsetta, 50g.
Juice of 1 lemon


Place plums and water in TMX bowl, cook at Varoma temp for 10 mins speed 5
Add sugar , jamsetta and lemon juice, cook at Varoma temp, 1 hour 10 mins, speed 4.

Cook with basket in place so that if it spits it will not go over your TMX.
Cool for 5 mins.  then pour into an oiled dish.   When cool,  cover and set in fridge.
Cut in squares and wrap in baking paper and then glad wrap.( I vacuum seal mine)
Eat with cheese or reconstitute by heating with a little water, to Jam consistency and use as you would jam.
Makes a great gift.

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2010, 12:44:42 pm »
Yay. I've been lamenting the fact that I couldn't find Quinces to make Thermomixer's Quince paste but I can get plenty of plums. Thanks Chookie   :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 01:23:21 pm »
Glad you like this recipe,Very Happy Jan.   I'm going to try pears next.

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2010, 08:07:02 am »
Great idea Chookie.  I bought some sweet potato paste once - so that is something else we could try  ???
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2010, 09:34:59 am »
Thanks Chookie............must find some more of those cheap plums.
May all dairy items in your fridge be of questionable vintage.

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2010, 09:45:10 am »
Thanks Chookie.  Where do I find a copy of Thermomixers quince paste???

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2010, 09:48:05 am »
Trudy I am sure it is on his blog.

Yay. I've been lamenting the fact that I couldn't find Quinces to make Thermomixer's Quince paste but I can get plenty of plums. Thanks Chookie   :-* :-* :-*

and I thought it was just me that couldn't find any ... must be a WA thing :-))
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2010, 12:03:12 pm »
I think Quinces may be a cold climate fruit,  although I know Maggie Beer makes it.

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2010, 01:09:57 pm »
Thanks, I have found it!!!

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2010, 09:06:52 am »
ooop - sorry trudy, need to copy some of those recipes over here.
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2010, 09:20:16 am »
That's OK Thermomixer.  I joined your blog but have become lazy and niowdays just seem to check out this one!!!

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2010, 01:07:50 am »
Friend pointed out,  last night,  that the Quince and Plum Paste make excellent centers in Jam Drop Biscuits.   She said she cuts the paste into small cubes,  and it doesn't run every where like jam.

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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2010, 10:26:28 am »
Chookie thanks for that, I make a lot of jam drop biscuits as they are very popular at car club. All the more reason to make the plum paste.
I bought some quinces the other day but I've cooked them up and eaten them. Delicious with Valerie's yoghurt.
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2010, 03:21:28 pm »
Good idea with using it in jam drops  :-* :-* :-*
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Re: Plum Paste
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2010, 10:56:30 am »

Cut in squares and wrap in baking paper and then glad wrap.( I vacuum seal mine)


Chookie- How long do you think this will keep? Do you freeze it?
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