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Plum Jam Recipe

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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.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 pints


  • 3 pounds firm plums, peeled and cut into eighths, seeds discarded
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 7-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 (3-ounce) package commercial pectin


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.

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.

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.

Yield: 4 pints jam
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 2 out of 5
Too sweet, Member theresaannef

This was my first time at making jam and canning, so I had no idea what to expect. I had to put food coloring to make it red. The jam is way too sweet. I am not sure I can even eat it. We will see how it tastes with peanut butter. I am going to cut back to 5 cups if I make it again.

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