Homemade Plums Preserve


Plums preserve is one of the most prepared in Macedonia. Plums are cheap fruits and you can even find them in almost every garden and everywhere in nature.



  • 6 kg cleaned plums
  • 5 kg sugar
  • 2 l water
  • lemon juice (5-6 lemons)


  • 2,5 kg cleaned plums
  • 2 kg sugar
  • 1 l water
  • lemon juice (2-3 lemons)


  1. Peel and cut plums in half, clean and wash nicely. Choose harder plums for preserving.
  2. Place sugar and water in a pot and bring to boil..
  3. Add plums and lemon juice. Cook for around 30 minutes with оoccasional stirring until foam appears. Remove foam from the top.
  4. Move pot from fire and place preserve in prepared hot sterilized jars. Plums will remain intact and won’t darken.

Serve as desired.

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