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Monday, April 23, 2012

grandma j’s red plum jam

3 pounds firm red plums, peeled and cut into eighths
(pits discarded. (duh-i thought it was cute that grandma added that:))
½ cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
7 ½ cups sugar
1 (3 oz.) package of pectin
Place plums, water and lemon juice in large non-aluminum stock pot.
Stirring often, bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover reduce heat to low, and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is soft. You should end up with about 4 ½ cups.
Stir in sugar. Return heat to high and bring back to a rolling boil while stirring. Continue to stir and boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat. Let rest for 1 minute, then skim off any foam.

Process in boiling water for 5 minutes. Remove, let cool, and label jars.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time:35 min
Makes about 4 pints.
grandma liked hers on homemade wheat toast (slightly burned)
i like mine chunky like this, on sour dough
more later...


Maddie said...

I wish I liked jams and jellies. They are such a pretty way of dressing up toast <3

Robyn said...

Grandma Jennings did like her toast a little crisp and you had to butter it from edge to edge, no skimping!!! And jam just added to the deliciousness!!!

Staci T said...

I know Rob...for some reason toast always reminds me of her:)

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