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Umeshu (Japanese Plum Wine)

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb Green Ume Plum

  • 1 1/2 lb Crystal Sugar

  • 7 1/2 cups white wine

Prep Time: 45 min + 3 months

Cooking Time: N/A

Instructions:
Thoroughly wash green ume plums and remove the calyxes.
Dry green ume plums using a cotton towel.
Place ume plums in a clean, generously sized jar.
Gently pour in crystal sugar over the green ume plums.
Pour in white wine in the jar.
Tightly seal the jar and store it in a dark, cool place.
Your homemade umeshu will be ready in three months. (Though many sources say the best time to consume umeshu is one year after from this process.

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