Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This quick and easy jam makes only 2 1/2 cups. It makes a wonderful glaze for oven-roasted salmon. 3 cups of plums is about 10-12 plums. This recipe comes from the book Small Batch Preserving by Topp and Howard.


  1. Place plums and sugar in a deep 8-cup microwavable container.
  2. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Microwave, uncovered on High for 7 minutes, stirring twice.
  4. Add ginger; microwave, uncovered on High for 15 to 18 minutes or until mixture will form a gel, stirring every 4 minutes.
  5. Ladle into sterilized jars and use the inversion method or water bath for 10 minutes.


Most Helpful

great taste- easy to make

stewcat August 22, 2008

This has great taste. I did substitute fresh ginger instead. It was also my first time making jam in the microwave and it never did gel. That's ok because I'll use it as a sauce for pork and chicken.

thistleridge August 18, 2008

Excellent no fuss jam! I had loads of plums to use up, so I ended up with a mix of Aussiebelle, Tegan Blue, Angelino and Mid Red plums, which I peeled, so the colour came out a bit more of a golden orange than the red/purple of the recipe. Very tasty! Thanks Mary!

AmandaInOz March 11, 2008

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