Last year we had a very good harvest of apples. This Summer we had only one apple on one tree so we can forget about making our own cider, juices or apple pie.
Instead, this year our plum and pear trees are covered with fruit /last year we did not see even one plum…/. After swapping fruit with friends this morning, I had a basket of a very nice mix of plums – mainly common plums and mirabelles, so I decided to do very easy mixed plum cordial.
1 kg of fruits
0,5 kg of sugar /or less/
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
half a lemon
Boil water with sugar, cinnamon and juice from the half of lemon in large pan. Add all fruits whole, I do not cut and I do not take stones away and cook 30 minutes. In the meantime prepare the jars, clean them, and sterilise them with boiling water. Pour the hot cordial through sieve into the hot jars, close the jars tightly and leave them upside down until they cool down.
Our last goodies to keep our bellies happy during the Winter – stewed pears for pancakes, elder berry syrup for colds, and plum and apricot jam with cloves and ginger.