Homemade Plum Jam

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Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam. You can use any variety of plums or mix them up.

Recipe: Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, About.com Guide

Photos: Alice - Savory Sweet Life website

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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Serves:
4 pints
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 lb
    firm plums, peeled and cut into eighths, seeds discarded
  • 1/2 c
    bottled or filtered water
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 7-1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 pkg
    commercial pectin -- 3 ounces

How to Make Homemade Plum Jam

Step-by-Step

  1. Place plums, water, and lemon juice in a large non-aluminum stockpot. Stirring often, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft. You should end up with about 4-1/2 cups.
  2. Stir in sugar. Return heat to high and bring back to a rolling boil while constantly stirring. Add pectin and return to a boil while stirring. Continue to stir and boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Let rest for 1 minute, then skim off any foam.
  3. Pour even amounts into sterilized jars, leaving 1/8-inch of space at the top. Wipe rims and seal with sterilized lids. Process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove, let cool, and label jars. Store plum jam in a cool, dry place.

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