Monday, August 02, 2010

Plum Jam

I just love taking these

and turning them into this!
This was the first batch I made of plum jam from my plum tree.
Last year we got enough plums for fresh eating and I made some fruit leathers.
This year the tree is loaded and there are going to be plums for lots of things.
I may have to find some new plum recipes - anyone have a favorite they would like to share?

To make this plum jam I pretty much followed the directions on the Sure-Jell box (the lower sugar one). Except that instead of finely chopping the plums, I just quartered them and then when they were soft I used a hand blender to puree them.
Plums contain a lot of pectin so you can make plum jam or jelly without adding any commercial pectin at all - but since I haven't done that in years, I stuck with the sure thing for my first batch.
It is so yummy!


The Apple Pie Gal said...

Those plums look awesome! We picked 'wild plums' last year...yeah, not so sure I'd brave that again unless I saw those little beauties like yours. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, those look delicious. I can't believe you made so many containers of jams! You must have a ton of plums on that tree. What a blessing!

On another note, I'd love to have a cane or two of your raspberry plant, if you ever have extras. Mine don't give any harvest to justify the space occupied.