Plums are the star of this easy jam recipe, providing rich, deep color and flavor. The texture and consistency is perfect for spreading on a piece of toast or a biscuit. This is the perfect go-to recipe to use when plums are in peak season.

Marianne Williams
Source: EatingWell.com, July 2020

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Recipe Summary

active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
14
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine plums, sugar, orange juice and salt in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the plums start to release their juices, about 5 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened (or until a candy thermometer registers 220 degrees F), 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from heat.

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  • Using a potato masher, mash the mixture to the desired consistency. Let cool completely, about 1 hour. Divide the jam between two 8-ounce jars. Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Tips

To make ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 22g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.9g 4% DV; sugars 21g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; vitamin a iu 228IU 5% DV; vitamin c 7.3mg 12% DV; folate 3.9mcg 1% DV; calcium 4.3mg; iron 0.1mg 1% DV; magnesium 4.8mg 2% DV; potassium 106.5mg 3% DV; sodium 41.7mg 2% DV; added sugar 14g.