Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Thanks to the Ball Blue Book of preserving.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot.
  2. Bring to a boil, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Cook rapidly almost to gelling point.
  4. As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.
  5. Ladle into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  6. Adjust two-piece lid caps.
  7. Process 15 minutes in a boiling water canner.


Most Helpful

I made the recipe for 1 pint cause I had 3-4 black plums to use. It gave me a small amount but that's great since I'm the only one to use jam. It's so yummy. It was my first time tasting plum preserves. Thanks Rita :) Made for I Recommend tag game

Boomette August 01, 2011

I made as written and to get to a thickening stage I had to cook it for 30 minutes. This has a nice sweetness to it with the sugar and about half of my plums were really ripe. I got 5 1/2 jars so I plan on giving a couple away. Made for All You Can Cook Buffet Tag.

AZPARZYCH July 23, 2011

This was our first attempt at plum preserves, and 5 batches later we are getting pretty good! Great recipe. We did cut back on the sugar a bit, just trying to limit our dietary sugar. We did a 2 to 1 ratio of fruit to sugar. The preserves are wonderfully sweet and tart. Thanks for a great recipe!

Huskerandi August 16, 2009

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