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Plum Jam Recipe

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Plum Jam Recipe

© 2011 DoanPhuong Nguyen, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Preparation:

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
© 2011 DoanPhuong Nguyen, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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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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