Sweet Ume

Sweet Ume

Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total time1 hr 30 mins
Author: Yuko Asano@Kuracooking
Cost: 1000 yen


  • 500 g Green ume(plum)
  • 1 l Water
  • 400 g Sugar
  • 600 ml Water
  • a lot Love


  • Wash green plums carefully, remove the stems and drain off.
  • Poke holes lightly all over the plums with a bamboo skewer.
  • Put the plums in a pan without overlapping, pour in enough water to cover the plums, and heat over low heat.
  • When the water in step 3 reaches about 50degrees Celsius (about the level where you feel hot when you put your hand in the water), discard the water.
  • Repeat 4 three times to remove the scum.
  • Dissolve 600 ml of water and sugar in a saucepan to make syrup.
  • Add 5 to 6, cover with a cooking sheet, and simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes.
  • When the heat is removed, transfer the plums to a container and fill it with the cooking liquid to the brim and store it.


*The plums are perfect for preventing summer fatigue.
The rest of the cooking juice can be drunk as ume juice with water or soda.
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