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This plum jam tastes like Christmas in a jar!
I’m personally not a fan of savory type plum sauces as I don’t eat the plum sauce with meat or Thai food. But a spiced plum jam? Oh lovely!
Plum jam or Plum sauce, you choose!
I often omit the pectin in my jam recipes and just make a ‘sauce’. I use our home-canned sauces more for baking sweetbreads or in crepes (plus it reduces cost from the pectin).
But if you want a jam definitely keep the pectin in there.
Type of plums to use for a spiced plum jam
I’ve only made this with purple plums (Italian plums), I’m not sure how it would turn out with yellow plums.
I also often double or triple the batch, and use 250ml jars (1/2 pint) instead of the 500ml (1 pint) as I find it’s better for gift giving.
If you’re new to canning I highly recommend you read up on the home canning safety processes before using this recipe. Here’s a list of resources for you:
Recipe for Spiced Plum Jam
(makes 4 x 1 pint/500ml jars)
Adapted from Food in Jars
I hope you enjoyed this spiced plum jam recipe! I also made a plum jam with vanilla, using about 3-4 tbsp of single bourbon vanilla instead of the spice mix listed above.
Happy home-preserving everyone!
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.