Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Yellow Plum Jam

Yesterday the kids and I went to my parents house to glean some of their yellow plum bumper crop. I decided to try out yellow plum jam (I've never tried plum jam so I am excited) and dehydrate the rest.

I used the following recipe and made about 3 pints of jam.

6 cups of sugar
4 1/2 cups of pitted yellow plums
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup water

Combine all ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil and dissolve the sugar. Stir constantly to prevent sticking. Cook for about 20 mins, or until the jam comes off in "sheets" when using an ice cold spoon. Pour, while boiling hot, into sterilized jars leaving about 1/8" head space. Seal and process in a hot water bath canner for 7 mins.


  1. This looks beautiful! I love that you gleaned these amazing plums too - and that you did it together with the girls. You are making memories to last a lifetime. Thanks for linking up to Simple Lives Thursday!


  2. Thanks! It was really a TON of fun. I have a lot of fond memories of u-picking veggies for my Mother to can and foraging for berries with my Grandmother for jam and crisp. Those are some of my favorite summer memories and I feel so lucky my children get a chance to experience the joy of it all.

    Simple Lives Thursday is GREAT FUN and I love learning something new each week! Thank you for hosting this wonderful event!