Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Fruity microwave jam; quick and easy.


  1. Pit plums but do not peel.
  2. Coarsely chop.
  3. Place in a 16-cup microwave-safe dish; stir in orange peel, sugar and lemon juice.
  4. Stir well.
  5. Microwave, uncovered, on High for about 15 minutes, until mixture comes to a full roiling boil and boils for 1 minute.
  6. Stir well 3 times during cooking.
  7. Immediately stir in pectin.
  8. Skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  9. Continue stirring often and skimming off foam for 10 minutes.
  10. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
Most Helpful

WOW! What a combination! I must admit I used my own plum jam recipe and just added grated orange rind, but I thought I should give the credit of the flavour combination where it was due! Thanks from New Zealand Lennie!

Riss February 02, 2010

WOW, this was such an easy recipe but what I am so empressed with is how wonderful the orange taste fits in Thanks LOVE IT !

tdline October 04, 2008

I can't believe I forgot to review this. This is WONDERFUL! Now, I must admit that I did not make this as a microwave recipe. Instead, I altered it to the stove top method that comes with the bottle of pectin. I still went with the measurements that are included here. This is my new favourite jam! Perfect! I can't wait to make this again next year! Thank you SO much for posting!

Saturn February 17, 2007