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
Plum jam
  • Ready in: 90 mins
  • Serves: 3
  • Price: £1.00 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 15g serving contains
  • Fat low
  • Saturates low
  • Sugars high
  • Salt low
  • Energy 117KJ 28KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 780kJ/187kcal.
  • 900g plums
  • 900g preserving sugar (or granulated sugar)
  • ½ small lemon, juice of
  • 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.