Friday, April 29, 2011

Delicious Tangy Plum Jam

This is the best jam I've made so far! It is so good. The plums produce a striking beautiful colour and the taste is delicious, the rich tangy flavour of the plums is just wonderful with  the right hint of sweetness from the sugar and I only used half the sugar calls for.

Beautiful tangy plums!


Place whole plums in deep pot, cover with water and leave to boil. Remove the pips or stones as they rise, or simply 'look for it' and discard. Add in sugar and simmer till it reaches setting point. This is fairly easy to make, but be prepared as the whole cooking process takes about one and a half hours. Additional pectin is not needed as plums are rich in natural pectin. 

If you have a candy thermometer, feel free to use it. I did not use the thermometer, I just rely on how thick or runny that I like my jam to be. One thing to remember is, once cool, the jam will set a little bit more.


Four jars of delicious plum jam!


Kept one for myself, the rest given to members of my family.


A spoonful of yumminess! 


Really good on a slice of bread spread with some butter. The jam is really good with freshly toasted bread and a cup of tea!


Plum Jam (original was Damson Jam)
(adapted from "50 Step-By-Step Homemade Preserves" by Maggie Mayhew)
1kg / 2-1/4lb damsons or wild plums
1.4 litres / 2-1/4 pints / 6 cups water  (I use 5 cups water)
1 kg / 2-1/4lb / 5 cups preserving or granulated sugar, warmed (I use 2-1/2 cups sugar)
  1. Put the plums in a preserving pan and pour in the water. Bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer gently until the damsons are soft, then stir in the sugar.
  2. Bring the mixture to the boil, skimming off stones as they rise. Boil to setting point (105C/220F). Leave to cool for 10 minutes, then pot in sterilized jars. Seal, then label and store when cool.

32 comments:

  1. Las mermeladas caseras son más interesantes, porque añades el dulzor con lo que más interese.
    El color muy bonito.
    Un saludito

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  2. I love plum Jam, and this look georgeous, love the colour! gloria

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  3. This looks wonderful. I swore I would not be making anymore jams or jellies this year, but I'm infirm of purpose when I see recipes and photos like yours. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. Omg, I love plum jam and it's not easy to find here, so now I can make my own! Thanks for the great recipe, it looks fab!

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  5. Such a tasty looking jam! I love plums but hardly ever get them. After seeing this I think its time to buy myself a treat :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. OMG love it!!!
    This looks so delicious!
    hugs;)

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  7. I love plum jam, delicious. This looks beautiful. Have a nice weeekend. Kisses. You are im my list of favorite blogs. Bye.

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  8. This looks delicious! You have some lucky family. Plums remind me of my childhood, my mom always kept them in the fridge when in season.

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  9. Hooo...this looks absolutely wonderful!
    I love plums especially in this season!
    Barbara

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  10. Hello Joy! I read this post while at work on my lunch break, but my computer is so slow that I don't comment while at work. Then promptly forgot until today (so sorry, this is too delicious to forget!). Your jam is beautiful. Plum is my favorite, I cannot wait to forage more plums from the kids trees in their yard. The last time I made plum jam it was gone lickity split.

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  11. Wow,awesome clicks.It looks delicious and yummy..thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  12. Your plum jam looks so delicious! I'm going to try doing more preserving this year when fresh fruits are in season. Thank you for the recipe~

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  13. this looks truly good but phew! that's a long cooking process! any for sale?

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  14. Love plums and using them in jam sounds terrific!

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  15. Que precioso colorido me encantan las ciruelas, tu mermeldada se ve estupenda bien elaborada,cariños y abrazos.

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  16. They look beautiful and I bet they are delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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  17. Oh yum, a while back, when I was camping for 4 months, I made some cherry and figs jam and lasted at least for 1-2 weeks.

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  18. Plum jam is one kind I haven't made yet! Delicious!

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  19. oohh laa laa..i clicked on yr advert 2x..let's see what happens ya.

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  20. oh this looks great! i was just at your other blog and now i came here! i don't want to repeat myself but i think i should! i would love if you came over to my blog hop and shared one of your great recipes! you have a great blog!!

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  21. Homemade jam is terrific! Your plum jam looks amazing.

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  22. Beautiful. You're making me crave all those delicious autumn fruits now!

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  23. I love homemade preserves n this looks so nice, thick n delicious- loved the color too..
    US Masala

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  24. Oh! Homemade plum jam...looks delicious and the color is just so pretty. Yummie! Hope you have a great week ahead :-)

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  25. That tangy jam looks amazing! I hope that I can try to make this when plums are in season here. I'd love to feature your jam on my These Chicks Cooked spotlight Wednesday if that is ok.

    Ps- Following you now :)

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  26. The plum jam looks fantastic! Love the color too!

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  27. I love the color of that jam! And I also love how easy this recipe looks- you don't even have to pit the plums first! I'm trying this one for sure. :)

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  28. rupanya tak susah untuk buat jem ni.Boleh cuba nanti.Kena cari botol dulu:)

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  29. Ooh, I've never made plum jam before but it makes such a change from strawberry - I bet the flavours taste delicious!

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  30. I was telling my husband that I should start making my own jams and here is your recipe to get me started. Thanks.

    I love your blog. I could stay here, for the day.

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  31. I am not the biggest jam person...except when it comes to plum :) I wish I had some now!

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