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. Source:, July 2020

Marianne Williams


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

87 calories; 0.2 g total fat; 42 mg sodium. 106 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g fiber; 21 g sugar; 0.5 g protein; 228 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 4 mcg folate; 4 mg calcium; 5 mg magnesium; 14 g added sugar;