This recipe is a charm as it is a super simple and easy-to-follow recipe and makes absolutely delicious low sugar jam. It tastes so good and needs just 3 pantry ingredients.
1 hr 40 mins
A super simple recipe to absolutely delicious jam. It tastes sweet and refreshing.
Wash and pit fully ripened plums. Try to use a sweeter variety of fully ripened but firm plum.
Take pitted plum, sugar and lemon juice in the wide-based and thick-bottomed pot. No need to remove peels for plum jam. The peels are edible and high in antioxidants.
Cook for 20 minutes on medium flame until soft. I like to skim foam from the top to remove dirt particles.
After 15 minutes, when plums are soft mash them with a potato masher or blend the jam with an immersion blender. The peels are soft and break easily after cooking.
Cook jam for about half an hour on a very slow flame. When you draw line on the spatula and it will stay, the jam is close to the jam setting point.
Cold plate test: Place a large drop of hot jam on the freezer cold plate and wait for 30 seconds to cool. At this stage, I stopped but my jam doesn't set absolutely, it's thick and spreadable.
Transfer hot jam plum jam to clean and sterilized jars and Place the lid and turn the jars upside down.
Store in the fridge if consuming immediately. Or seal it for canning and follow water bath procedure if intending to store in pantry for a longer period.
By Mariam Sodawater