Homemade Plum Jam

Homemade Plum Jam

Homemade Plum Jam is a family treasure, bursting with the natural sweetness and aroma of seasonal plums. A perfect harmony of taste and tradition, this jam stands out for its unique preparation process, which intensifies its flavor, texture, and color. Diversify your jam repertoire by incorporating apples into the mix for an even richer, more aromatic delight.


2 kg
1 kg
Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp
optional, or you can use cinnamon for a different twist

Step by step

Step 1

Begin by thoroughly washing the plums. Remove the pits and slice each plum into quarters.

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Step 2

Combine 1 glass of water with 1 kg of sugar in a large cauldron. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Step 3

Introduce the plums to the mixture once it begins to boil, then adjust to a low heat setting.

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Step 4

Stir the mixture regularly.

Observe as the jam transforms in color to a soft pink hue, alongside changes in aroma and texture.

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Step 5

The jam will gradually deepen to a light brown color.

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Step 6

Continue cooking until it reaches a darker brown shade.

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Step 7

Achieve the ideal deep brown color, ensuring not to overcook as this may impair flavor. Stir in the vanilla extract (or cinnamon) at this point for an extra layer of flavor.

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Step 8

Prepare your jam jars by thoroughly washing and drying them, either quickly in the oven or slowly using a towel laid out on a table.

Carefully fill the jars with the hot jam and seal tightly.

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Step 9

Presenting the fruit of your labor: jars filled with delicious homemade plum jam from the initial 2 kg of plums.

Allow the jars to cool before storing in a cool, dry place.

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Step 10

Serving suggestions for this jam are limitless, from breakfast spreads to dessert toppings.

Enjoy the rich, natural flavors of homemade plum jam.

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Quantity: 1500 g (4 small 380ml jars)
Prep time: 90 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 25 min
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