How to make Plum Jam at Home | Quick and Easy

Let’s talk about how to make plum jam at home. Making a jam at home can be scary. Growing up I saw my mother make jam all the time, for some reason it would always take her hours and hours. Constant stirring, temperature checking, and more, but let me tell you things now. All that stuff is unnecessary for this jam. The jam is about to show you is Pectin-free. The lemon and sugar will help to preserve this jam for up to a month in the fridge.

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How to Make Quick and Easy Plum Jam at Home

Let’s get started with this tutorial. This whole recipe should take you 35 minutes or less.

What you Need:

  • 1.3 kgs of fresh plums, (without pits)
  • 2 1/4 cups of white sugar (if your plums are a little sour, bump this up to 2 1/2 cups rather than 2 1/4 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 4-5 jars
  • A good saucepan!

You can always use old used jar jams, but when I make jam as a gift I like to make it look a little special, which is why I use these jars.

You will need a decent saucepan, especially if you plan to do this every year.

Instructions for Making Plum Jam at Home

1. Prepare the Plums for the Jam

Wash Cut the plums into rough chunks

2. Make the Jam Mixture

Add the plums, sugar, and lemon juice to a saucepan, I used a nonstick one with a heavy bottom to avoid burning.

3. Boil it

Bring the mixture to a boil, be sure to stir it to avoid burning

4. Let it Simmer

Lower the heat and let simmer for 15-30 minutes or until you are happy with the consistency. If you are unsure what the consistency should be. Try the spoon test. Take a spoon and dip it into the mixture, turn the spoon on its back, and run a streak through it. If the jam doesn’t run across the streak, it’s ready.

5. Mash it

Mash any fruit lumps left over using a potato masher.

6. Jar the Jam

Your jam should now be thick and ready for jarring. Take your freshly cleaned and dry jars and carefully pour the mixture into them. (be sure to clean the jars properly, either heat them in the oven or let them sit in boiling water for a while).

7. Close it

Don’t close the lid until the jam is completely cool.

8. Store it

Store in the fridge and enjoy for up to 1 month, and that’s how to make plum jam at home!

Homemade Plum Jam

Homemade Plum Jam, three ingredietns, quick, easy and delicious
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 jars

Equipment

  • 1 Saucepan (medium – large)
  • 4-5 Jars

Ingredients
  

  • 1.3 kg Fresh Plums This weight is without pits
  • 2 1/4 cup White Sugar Add extra sugar if your plums are slightly sour
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice Fresh is best

Instructions
 

  • Wash and Cut the plums into rough chunks
  • Add the plums, sugar, and lemon juice to a saucepan, I used a nonstick one with a heavy bottom to avoid burning.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, be sure to stir it to avoid burning
  • Lower the heat and let simmer for 15-30 minutes or until you are happy with the consistency. If you are unsure what the consistency should be. Try the spoon test. Take a spoon and dip it into the mixture, turn the spoon on its back, and run a streak through it. If the jam doesn't run across the streak, it's ready.
  • Mash any fruit lumps left over using a potato masher.
  • Your jam should now be thick and ready for jarring. Take your freshly cleaned and dry jars and carefully pour the mixture into them. (be sure to clean the jars properly, either heat them in the oven or let them sit in boiling water for a while).
  • Don't close the lid until the jam is completely cool.
  • Store in the fridge and enjoy for up to 1 month, and that's how to make plum jam at home!
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