Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a very firm jelly with a concentrated fruit taste. It can be sliced or spread or cubed whatever. Children eat it like sweets (candies). Really very nice. It is a very old English recipe: to my family knowledge it goes back to about 1900.


  1. If you have loads of plums, just stick to the proportions above.
  2. Wash the plums and slit them.
  3. Put in heavy pan with the water.
  4. Simmer very gently till tender.
  5. Remove stones and sieve- save time- liquidise.
  6. Put in pan with sugar.
  7. Stir continuously till the sugar is completely dissolved, then boil fast till setting point is reached.
  8. Careful here, I strongly recommend using a jam thermometer at this last step.
  9. I like mine sliced, so pot it in small rectangular dishes.
  10. It'a fine for people who dislike seeds in their preserves.