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    Plum Jam

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    Bec's Note:

    Mrs. C. Alfred Bergsten's recipe from the Philathea Cook Book of Elim Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1945. She noted until the recipe name "Very Good." This is a base recipe- it is always 2 cups sugar for every 1 cup of chopped plums you have.

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    1. 1
      Wash and pit plums (any kind, red plums, Italian plums, etc).
    2. 2
      Put through food chopper.
    3. 3
      Add 2 cups sugar to each cup chopped plums.
    4. 4
      Boil 5 minutes.
    5. 5
      Place in jars.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 21, 2013


      It's important to read several reviews prior to making this jam. On my first attempt I used a 1:1 ratio of plums and sugar, but only cooked it 15 minutes. The jam is more of a sauce consistency and tastes great on french toast. I went back to the recipe and read all the reviews. The second attempt was perfect. I used 8 cups of sugar, 6 cups of thinly sliced plums, 2 cups of black currant juice, and cooked it for 30 minutes and made sure it reached 220 degrees before putting it in jars. With those directions it is a 5 star recipe.

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    • on June 29, 2010


      So simple and so good. I used the 1 to 1 ratio …one cup fruit to one cup sugar and it tasted perfect. My plum were just a little under ripe but I can see if you have very ripe plums you could reduce the sugar even a little more. I did boil at 220 degrees for 20 minutes and did a 15 minute water bath. FYI I like the mixture to reach 220 when I’m not using pectin because I feel it makes it set better.

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    • on July 09, 2010


      This turned out great. As others did, I used a 1:1 ratio of plums to sugar, and it was still VERY sweet (I had very ripe plums). I also added some lemon juice. I boiled for 5 minutes, simmered for about 30, then processed the filled jars in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

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    Nutritional Facts for Plum Jam

    Serving Size: 1 (565 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1623.9
    Calories from Fat 4
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 4.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 418.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    Sugars 415.5 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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