Recipes and Cooking Vanilla-Citrus Plums Save summer-fresh plums for the months to come by following this boiling-water canner recipe. We sweetened up the plums just a little with fresh vanilla bean, so they're a great choice for a dessert that reminds you of warmer weather. 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: 1 hrs Process Time: 20 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 14 Yield: 3 to 4 pints Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound plums 1 lemon 2 ½ cup water 1 ¼ cup sugar ⅛ teaspoon salt ½ vanilla bean, split lengthwise Directions Quarter and pit plums. Using a vegetable peeler, cut 2- to 3- inch strips of peel from half of the lemon (one for each jar). Using a paring knife, scrape any white pith from strips of peel. Squeeze juice from lemon; measure 3 Tbsp. juice. For syrup, in a 4- to 6-quart pot combine the 3 Tbsp. lemon juice, the water, sugar, and salt. Scrape seeds from the vanilla bean half and add to the syrup. Discard pod. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Pack plums and lemon peel into hot sterilized pint canning jars, leaving a 1-inch headspace. Ladle hot syrup over plums, maintaining the 1-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canning for 20 minutes (begin timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 82 Calories 21g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 14 Calories 82 % Daily Value * Sodium 18mg 1% Total Carbohydrate 21g 8% Total Sugars 20g Vitamin C 7mg 35% Calcium 5mg 0% Iron 0.1mg 1% Potassium 105mg 2% Folate, total 3.7mcg *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.