Plum Jam

Plum Jam

The up side to having fruit trees is the ability to pick as much fresh fruit from the garden as you want. The down side to having fruit trees is also being able to pick as much fresh fruit as much as you want! It’s a double edged sword … having seasonal fruit in abundance, but not being able to use all of it. Having said that, I have lost about a third of my plum crop to the birds, despite covering the tree with netting, they seem to have a crafty way of still getting through and dining out at my expense. However, there are still plenty to go around and while we have been enjoying them for breakfast, lunch and dessert, there is only so much we can eat while they are still at their best. So I made up a batch of jam which turned out really well, setting beautifully and tasting great. I used the yellow fleshed Narrabeen plums but you could easily use the dark Satsuma variety instead which would give you that gorgeous deep ruby red colour.

Ingredients

  • Plum Jam
  • 1.5kg plums
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1kg sugar
Read the whole recipe on Lets Feast