Recipe for Plum Jam With Fresh Fruit

Recipe for Plum Jam With Fresh Fruit

Take advantage of fresh plums in season to make delicious plum jam to enjoy for breakfast well into the winter.
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  • Serves: 64 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Place the plums, water and lemon juice in a large nonaluminum stockpot.
  3. Step 3

    Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Cover, reduce the heat to low and simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the fruit is soft. You should end up with about 4 1/2 cups of fruit.
  4. Step 4

    Stir in the sugar. Return the heat to high and bring the mixture back to a rolling boil while constantly stirring.
  5. Step 5

    Add the pectin and return the mixture to a boil while stirring. Continue to stir and boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat.
  6. Step 6

    Let the mixture rest for 1 minute, then skim off any foam.
  7. Step 7

    Pour even amounts into sterilized jars, leaving 1/8-inch of space at the top.
  8. Step 8

    Wipe the rims and seal with sterilized lids.
  9. Step 9

    Process in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  10. Step 10

    Remove, let cool, then label the jars.
  11. Step 11

    Store plum jam in a cool, dry place.