Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This is my gingery variation on my neighbor's recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine plums and water in a Dutch oven, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Stir in sugar, juice, ginger, and rind.
  4. Cook over medium heat 40 minutes, until thick or a candy thermometer reaches 210÷.
  5. Stir mixture occasionally.
  6. (Do not overcook or mixture will scorch).
  7. Cool.
  8. Discard lemon rind.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe. I doubled it since I had more fruits and given in the recipe and I used the minced ginger already prepared for sushis. The taste is out of this world, deliciously tickeling the buds with ginger and lemon. From now on, I will use this recipe for my plum jams. Thanks Mirj! Addition: I presented it at a local fair and it won 3rd prize. Thought that you would like to know.

Louise in Montreal September 14, 2008

Mirj, really love your jam! What a perfect way to use up plums! The ginger and lemon give this just the zip it needs! Thanks for a lovely recipe!

Sharon123 July 16, 2003

I loved this recipe but I used lime instead of lemons. Really lovely, would make it again!

beadogeo1 September 17, 2012

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