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Plum Reduction

Course: Drinks
Servings: 8 ounces


  • 3 black plums washed and pitted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • Chop your plums roughly and add them to a medium sized saucepan.
  • Add the sugar & lemon juice, and give the mixture a quick stir.
  • Place the saucepan over medium heat.
  • While stirring occasionally, bring the fruit mixture to a boil.
  • Boil for about 10 minutes, while stirring periodically, until soft and jammy.
  • Once cooked, remove from the heat. Using a potato masher, mash the remaining fruit pieces.
  • Next, take a fine mesh sieve and place over a a medium sized mixing bowl. Pour the cooked fruit into the sieve. Using a rubber spatula, scrape the fruit through the sieve, releasing the juices and keeping the pulp.
  • Discard the pulp (or eat over yogurt, like I like to do!).
  • Let the reduction cool, and place into an airtight storage container. Refrigerate.
  • Use within 3-5 days.