Dark plum jam

This plum jam uses blood plums creating a rich dark coloured preserve and a beautiful sweet flavour.

  • 1 hr 20 mins cooking
  • Makes 2 Litre
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Homemade jams and preserves are so simple to make. There are no excuses not to have this one on hand for tasty teas or to start your day off sweet by spreading on a bagel for breakfast.
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Dark plum jam
  • 18 blood plums
  • 4 cup (1l) water
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cup (1.3kg) sugar


Dark plum jam
  • 1
    Cut plums into quarters, remove stones. Combine plums and the water in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add juice and sugar; stir over heat, without boiling, until sugar dissolves.
  • 3
    Boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes or until jam jells when tested. Pour hot jam into hot sterilised jars; seal while hot.

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