Plum Jam[Printer-friendly version of recipe]
It is best to make smaller batches, because the cooking time will be dependent on the consistency of the fruit.
3 cups peeled and chopped plums - peel plums by dropping them into boiling and then ice water
2 & 1/2 cups sugar - be sure to use cane sugar not beet sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Cook all ingredients at a very mild boil (less than medium heat) for 20 minutes. Skim the foam from the top of the fruit while cooking.
See instructions for preparing and filling jars.
After filling jars, return to a boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Take out and allow to cool. Jars should seal within the hour.
Yield: 3 - 8 oz. jars and some leftover for the fridge