Homemade Plum Jam

Homemade Plum Jam


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I love plum jam and this is the recipe I use when I make it at home. I much prefer homemade jam to that bought at the shops.


Serves: 50 

  • 1.5kg plums, stoned and peeled
  • 2/3 cup (170ml) water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1.5kg caster sugar
  • 26g pectin

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:2hours 

  1. Place plums, water and lemon juice in a large non-reactive saucepan. Bring to the boil over medium high heat; stirring often.
  2. Once at the boil reduce heat to low and simmer until fruit is tender; about 10 minutes.
  3. Return to the boil then stir in sugar and stir continuously whilst the jam is boiling.
  4. Add pectin and boil for exactly 1 minute. Do not overcook the pectin or the jam may not set properly.
  5. Remove from heat and skim off any foam. Pour into sterilised jam jars leaving about 5mm space at the top of each. A funnel may help with this but ensure it is sterilised if using one.
  6. Wipe jam jar rims and top with sterilised lids. Process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes then remove and allow to cool at room temperature. Store in fridge once opened.

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