Late Summer Jam: Blue Plum

I like to keep my plum jam simple.

Plums, and sugar.

No pectin, no spices, nothing but raw sugar and plums.

This is the only jam that I make this simply-even my strawberry jam is made with black strap brown sugar. Not the plums.

Just plummy goodness. I love to use plum jam as a stand in for plum sauce on chicken and in stir fries.

By all means, add some cinnamon and mint, I mean, it’s awesome that way. But there’s something about how really awesome plums cook down that has me in love with the simplicity of this jam.

*You don’t need to peel plums for jams. The skins will cook down, but if you really want to-go right ahead.

Blue Plum Jam

Raw Sugar

Blue plums

Half and stone your plums, placing into a large glass jar or bowl.

Add about half as much raw sugar as you have plums (so 1 cup sugar to 2 cups fruit).

Place in the fridge and let macerate at least overnight. They can sit longer than that if necessary.

Cook down about 20-30 minutes, or until you hit jell point or the consistency you like.

Place into clean jars and store in the fridge or freezer.

*You can water process this jam in half pints for 10 minutes. Add a little lemon to cut the sweetness if you would like.

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9 Responses to Late Summer Jam: Blue Plum

  1. fromthegardentable says:

    Always love to see what you’ll be canning next!

  2. Jen Donohue says:

    I have never in my life made jam, but this sounds unbelievably tasty. The simplicity is a plus!

  3. Michal says:

    Yummy! love plums so much!
    and this plum sounds so good!
    Thanks

  4. lydiaf1963 says:

    I love the simplicity of this recipe. Perfect for small batches and no need for pectin!

  5. alexandria says:

    i love this! i need to make this assap!

  6. Jill says:

    Oh wow – that’s so simple. I’m pinning this one!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  7. I love plums. Pinning this one for sure.

  8. Claire says:

    Whoo this sounds interesting, looks a great idea :)

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays,,, pinned and featuring this week at the blog hop :)

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