I have a large Italian plum tree growing in my backyard and each year I make a couple of batches of jelly with it. The kids always loves the jelly and it is usually does not last long. My tree is heavy with plums this year and I knew I needed to come up with something other then jelly to make with them all. My mom gave me the idea of making a syrup with them.
My kids love having pancakes and they like trying new types of syrup so I decided to give it a try. We could not find a recipe that we wanted to use so I just did it the same way the jelly was and left out the pectin. It was five and half cups of the plum juice and seven and half cups of sugar. Then we let it boil for half and hour and it was done. I was really pleased with the results. It is so yummy! The batch made five jars plus some extra that I put into a tupperware dish and stored in the fridge. I gave a jar to my parents and a jar to my sister.
The kids and I had chocolate chip pancakes the next day and we tried the syrup. It was delicious! Everyone loved it. I still have a ton of plums left and I will be making another batch because I do not think that the one I made is going to last very long. My husband as already requested that I make french toast bake so he can try the syrup with it and a friend of mine said she made it once and used it to make Italian sodas. With how much everyone has enjoyed it so far I think the syrup is going to become another yearly thing I make with our plums.