Sunday, September 6, 2015

Amish Recipe Series... Amish Plum Conserve

Amish church hymn singing

Hymns at a religious service are sung in German, with no organ or musical accompaniment, and in unison with no harmonizing. It may take as long as 15 minutes to do three stanzas, and for this reason entire hymns are not always sung. Perhaps the most amazing aspect of Amish singing is the fact that the hymnal contains no musical notation. Melodies have simply been remembered and passed down from generation to generation, most having originated in sacred or secular folk songs and Gregorian chants of the times. Because certain men in the congregation have natural musical talent, they come to learn the melodies over the years and may emerge as song leaders or "vorsingers."

Today's recipe... Remember... Disclaimer: The Amish don't always follow updated USDA canning methods, they follow methods passed down from generation to generation. Use this recipe at your own discretion, or adapt it to your own method. I am sharing these recipes EXACTLY as they were sent to me and take no responsibility for them.

Amish Plum Conserve
Peggy Stolfus

The conserve is a whole­fruit jam which can be somewhat more difficult to make.

3 pounds plums

3 pounds sugar

1 pound seedless raisins

1/2 pound chopped walnuts 2 oranges

Wash and grind the oranges. Pit the plums and cut into quarters. Combine the oranges and plums. Then add the sugar and raisins. Simmer for about 90 minutes. Add the walnuts and cook about 45 minutes longer. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.

1 comment:

  1. I love the simplicity. I am going to save this to my files. Thanks for posting these.


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