Plum brandy recipe

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Plum Brandy Recipe

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Ingredients: 

1kg plums 

175g of sugar 

1 litre of brandy 

2-3 cinnamon sticks 

Optional - Pieces of Orange or lemon peel

Method: 

Wash the plums, discarding any bruised or rotten fruit. 

Cut each plum in half and remove the stone. Freeze the plums overnight, then defrost, then place the fruit into a large pickle jar or wide-necked bottle. Add the sugar, then add the cinnamon sticks and peel. 

Pour in the brandy, ensuring all the fruit is covered. Put a lid on the jar and give it a good shake to dissolve the sugar. Over the next few days or weeks, shake the jar once a day, until all the sugar has dissolved. 

Once all the sugar has dissolved, place the jar in a cool dark place and leave to mature for 3-4 months. Once mature, strain the liquid off into sterilised bottles, using muslin, or a coffee filter.

Server the plum brandy as an aperitif. The fruit can be served over ice cream, with a little of the brandy!

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