Recipes and Cooking Toasted Walnut-Plum Conserve Be the first to rate & review! This canned conserve recipe gets a bit of crunch thanks to toasted walnuts. If you want to pump up the walnut flavor when you serve it, sprinkle a few extra nuts on top. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on July 29, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Karla Conrad Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Process Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins Servings: 48 Yield: 6 half-pint jars Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 5 cup finely chopped ripe purple plums (1 3/4 to 2 lb.) 1 cup water 3 tablespoon lemon juice 3 cup sugar 1 cup finely chopped pitted dried plums (prunes) 1 ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts Directions In a 4- to 6-qt. heavy pot combine fresh plums, the water, and the lemon juice. Using a potato masher, lightly crush plums. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 5 minutes or until plums are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar and dried plums. Return to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in walnuts.* Ladle hot conserve into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars (p. xx), leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. *Tip If you prefer, sprinkle the toasted walnuts over the conserve at serving time instead of stirring them in before processing. To store in freezer or refrigerator Prepare as directed through Step 2. Transfer to airtight containers, leaving 1/2 inch headspace (p. xx). Seal and label. Freeze up to 6 months or store in refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 89 Calories 2g Fat 17g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 89 % Daily Value * Total Fat 2g 3% Total Carbohydrate 17g 6% Total Sugars 16g Protein 1g Vitamin C 1.9mg 10% Calcium 6mg 0% Iron 0.2mg 1% Potassium 68mg 1% Folate, total 4.7mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.