Pineapple & Plum Fruit Butter

posted in: Gifts, jams/Chutneys, Recipe | 0

Fruit Butter has no butter, it is a sweet spread made of fruit and sugar cooked to a paste, similar to jam, preserve and jelly. Fruit butters usually come in wide-mouthed jars. I decided to use fresh pineapple and plum to make my fruit butter. These little jars of joy do make great presents.

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Ingredients
350g Fresh Pineapple
600g Fresh Plum
450g Sugar
1/2 Lemon

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Cut fresh ripe plums in half and remove the stones and cut up some fresh pineapple into chunks.

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Add fruit, sugar and lemon juice into a large pan over medium heat until sugar starts to dissolve.

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Meanwhile, wash up some jars in hot soapy water and place in the oven at 140c from 20 minutes to sterilize the jars.

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Once the sugar has completely dissolves, add the contents of the sauce pan to a blender and blitz until smooth.

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Add the blended fruit mixture back to the pan and bring to the boil, when it keeps a rolling boil ( stays boiling even when stirring) reduce heat slightly and keep boiling for 5 minutes.

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While hot, remove from the heat and prepare to pour into sterilized jam jars using a canning funnel.

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Pour fruit butter into the jars

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Wipe the rim of the jar and tightly secure the lid. Place the jars back in the oven for a further 15-20 minutes to seal the jars. This means that they are airtight and the secure lid will not push down in the middle.

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Allow the jars to cool back to room temperature over night and they are ready. They will last about 3 months and once opened you should keep the jars in the refrigerator.Footer

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