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Barbara's Recipes - Plum Jam

Recipe for Plum Jam.

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Plum Jam

Quantities

Qty Description Qty Description
4 lb plums without stones pint water
3 lb granulated sugar

Method

Select firm just ripe fruit. Slice the fruit roughly and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with a little of the sugar and leave for a few hours or overnight to make its own juice.

Transfer to a saucepan with the water and simmer till tender.

Add the sugar and proceed as usual.

Like strawberries this may take 10-15 minutes boiling before setting point is reached. The longer it has to be boiled the darker the jam will be.

As we grow only Victoria plums which tend to be very sweet and juicy, this jam can be very difficult to set.

There is also some tendency for mould to grow on top of the wax disk, I think from bloom on the fruit. Keep a close eye on the jars and remove the wax disk at the first sign of mould. This doesn't seem to affect the jam if dealt with quickly and we are all living to tell the tale.

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