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Plum Cheese With Lime

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: preserves
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 450 g/1 lb red plums
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • Sugar


  • Rinse the plums and pat dry before cutting in half but leave the stone in them as they add flavour and pectin.
  • Place plums in a pan along with the other ingredients and just a little bit of water so they don't stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Cook until the plums are completely tender and squishy.
  • Remove from heat and press the pulp through a sieve with the back of a wooden spoon to get as much juice as possible.
  • Weigh the resulting juice and measure out exactly the same quantity of sugar.
  • Pour juice and sugar into a heavy based pan and slowly bring to the boil allowing the sugar to dissolve completely.
  • Lower the heat and simmer for approximately 40 minutes until it is thickened and has reached a good set.
  • Carefully ladle into a small jar and pop on the lid.