You must have heard about Serbian hospitality, kindness and cordiality. But did you know that all of that is accompanied with a warm welcome that simply can’t go without homemade plum slatko.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Serbia
Keyword: plums, sugar


  • 1 kg plums
  • 1 kg sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • Vanilla
  • Rosette leaf


  • Slatko is made from slightly ripe plums which are peeled and put in lime water.
  • To make lime water solution dissolve 250 g of lime into 2 l of water, stir and pour 2 more liters of water.
  • Leave it for the lime to fall on the bottom then drain the clear solution (lime water) and put plums in the water.
  • Leave them in this solution for at least an hour and then rinse them well and take out the pips.
  • Using a mix of sugar and 1-2 cups of water make a syrup and cook it on low heat until the mixture reaches the consistency of honey.
  • Add vanilla, lemon slices and a spoon of diluted citric acid.
  • Cooked the prepared plums in this syrup for about 25 minutes and then add the rosette leaves.
  • Take off the stove, cover with a lean, moist cloth and once it has completely cooled pour the slatko in jars.

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