Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quick sugar free skillet plum-orange jam recipe for baby-led weaning

These little prune plums at the farmer's market can be put to good use as a quick and easy sugar-free 'jam' for on toast. Any kind of plums will do, though.

Sugar-free orange-plum jam with cardamom

4 small plums
1/4 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
pinch of cardamom powder

Pit the plums and put them in a small skillet or saucepan along with the orange juice and the cardamom.  You can peel the plums if you want, but I find that once they get cooking, the skins pull away easily enough.  Go easy on the cardamom-- the flavor will intensify as the mixture cooks down. Anyway, just let it all simmer, mashing up the plums and stirring as it all simmers down to a lovely, thick, fruity sauce. When it's thick enough to mound on a spoon, you're done.  It makes a couple of tablespoons.

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