Povydlo is simply fresh fruit that has been cooked down to a very thick consistency. One of the benefits of making your own is that you can usually avoid adding sweetener of any kind. As the fruit cooks down it intensifies in flavor and rarely have I ever had to add honey or sugar.
Povydlo can be made from any kind of fruit, but Ukrainians like to use plums over any other fruit. Pick plums that are very ripe—wrinkling at the stems. At this stage the plums are very swee