Monday, September 03, 2012

Plum Jam


I picked the very last plum from the tree today. I feel kind of sad that I have to wait till next year to taste the sweet plums again. We truly enjoyed it very much. I picked lots of it 3 weeks ago as it all ripen at the same time. I decided to make homemade plum jam with it. I actually like homemade jam as I didn’t want to use a lot of sugar in it. I am happy with this pectin-free and not overload with sugar jam. It is tangy, sweet at the same time with great plum taste. I like it on toast, scones and Carlos like it over his plain yogurt. I still have a jar in my fridge and maybe I should make rugelach with it. Stay tune for it. I might bake it only when I am back from New York. I will be away from my blog for a while so I might not be able to reply to your comments but I will get to it as soon as possible.




Ingredients:

6 cups chopped plums
1 ½ cups sugar
1 lemon juice


1. Place chopped plums, sugar and lemon juice in a heavy saucepan and turn heat on high. Bring it up to boil, and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
2. Allow to cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up any large chunks of the fruit (I used potato masher to mash it a little bit). As it cooks, the jam should become nice and thick. Without burning your tongue, taste a bit to make sure it is sweet enough for you. If not, add up to 1/4 cup more sugar.
3. When it is sufficiently thick and sweet to your liking, take your jam off the heat and allow it to cool before spooning into jar(s).

7 comments:

Shereen said...

Aisey, Gert.. you should have waited for me to come and pluck the plums..lol!Never mind, I'm sure I get to taste it.
I love jams but I hate making them. I hate the spitting.. Not only my hand, arm and face often got burnt, the whole kitchen will be so messy.Since the boys don't really like jams, I lagi malas want to make some:( Thank god I've Sinner as my supplier..lol!... and she makes delicious jams and chutneys too.

Elin said...

Gertrude...you are so lucky to have a plum tree in your garden :) over here it is quite expensive to have plum made into jam :p I am sure it taste good especially you can control the sweetness and no preservative nor artificial coloring.

Phong Hong said...

I love the color of your plum jam. Bet is tastes super yummy. Would love to have it on warm toast and butter.

Linda said...

Plum is my favourite! You are indeed so lucky to have yr own tree! :) fresh n nice plum! Enjoy yr trip! :)

~~louise~~ said...

You are a lucky girl having a Plum tree right in your back yard. I wish I was ambitious enough to make plum jam. I bet it tastes so yummy!!!

Thank goodness my daughter sends me strawberry jam all the way from Idaho. It just about is defrosted when it arrives, lol...

Have a GREAT time in New York!!! Louise:)

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

homemade plum jam must be very good and healthy!

My Little Space said...

I simply adored the colour of your plum jam. I tried making plum sauce but the colour wasn't as dark as yours. I'm sure I'll try this out soon. Hope you're having a lovely day, dear.
Kristy