Plum jam

Plum jam

This easy recipe for plum jam makes three jars of sweet, tart and perfectly set jam that’s great to give as a present

By , 21 September 2015

(5 votes)

Plum jam
  • 1 Hour 30 Mins

  • Serves: 3

  • Price: £1.00 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 15g serving contains
  • Energy

    117KJ

    28KCAL

    1%
  • Fat

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Saturates

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Sugars

    6.9g

    high

    8%
  • Salt

    0.0g

    low

    0%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 780kJ/187kcal.
Ingredients
  • 900g plums
  • 900g preserving sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • ½ small lemon, juice of
Method
  • Put the plums in a large pan with 300ml water. Simmer for 30 minutes or until tender and reduced. Remove from the heat. Put two small plates in the fridge.

  • Add the sugar to the plums and stir until dissolved. Add the lemon juice and boil rapidly for 10-15 minutes or until the setting point has reached. Test by putting 1 tsp of hot jam on one of the chilled plates. Leave for 1 minute, then push with your finger. If it wrinkles, it’s set. If it doesn’t, boil for a further 4 minutes. Test again.

  • Take the jam off the heat. Remove the stones and any scum off the surface with a slotted spoon, then leave to cool for 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 70C/50C Fan/Gas ¼ and wash, rinse and dry 3 jam jars.

  • Put the jars in the oven to warm, then pour the cooled jam into them and top with jam pot covers.