Preserving Damson Plums – The Hot & Cold Of It

Besides canning plums for future consumption or projects, the other two methods of preserving them would be to either dehydrate or freeze them.

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With so many plums this year, I was able to try both methods. To find out about dehydrating plums see my post Dehydrating Damson Plums at Simply Grateful Canning.

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To find out about freezing plums check out Freezing Damson Plums also at Simply Grateful Canning.


Getting down to the nitty-gritty with the plums. I have only one more canning project to post and then a really cool recipe using either fresh or frozen plums inspired by a dish my mother-in-law used to make for Hubby which was a recipe from his grandmother. Posts coming soon!

The excitement of almost being done with the plums is overwhelming. I can hardly sleep just thinking about not having a single plum to pit for another year. Of course for weeks I couldn’t sleep just thinking about all the plums I did have to pit, so maybe it’s just that I can’t sleep — the wonderful effects of menopause…but we’ll save that for yet another post.

For now, we are down to about five pounds of plums and counting, and for this I am — Simply Grateful.

7 responses

    • In some ways that can be a good thing. For three years now we have had in excess of 80 pounds of plums to figure out what to do with. This year it topped out at 153 pounds, a lot of fruit to process. I could use a year off, but try not to look a gift horse in the mouth.

    • That’s even if we put up a tree this year. Guess where the new freezer went…yep, right in front of the access point to the Christmas decorations. I’m still burned out from decorating last year so at this point it doesn’t bother me, but come November, possibly even October, I might be singing a different tune.

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