Make an incision in plums that are not completely ripe and remove the stones. Drop into boiling water until the skin splits, turn into a coarse sieve, and peel. Drop the peeled fruit into a boiling syrup prepared from
If the plums are ripe, boil them up only once. Skin, arrange on a platter, and pour on the cold syrup prepared from sugar, cloves, cinnamon, or vanilla bean. Do not skin white plums or greengages.
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