I was going through the fridge and tossing questionable containers when I came across several baggies of Chinese Plums. They had been sitting in the refrigerator since we picked them weeks ago. It was either toss them, too, or make something immediately with them.
I love Plum Jam and was — yeah I can do that. So I had a little over a pound of plumbs. The kids and I had already pitted them, so all I needed to do was chop them up.
Unfortunately – I made a HUGE mess of the kitchen with this little batch of Jam. I placed them in the food processor, yet it didn’t chop as fine as I wanted. Next I pulled out the Blender and pureed them instead. Perfect!
When I tossed the pureed fruit, water and sugar in the pot and started to boil — I noticed there was what looked like nuts in the mixture floating to the top. AGH! There must had been a pit in one of the plums that we missed — so now I had to get out the sieve to retrieve the pit particles. Unfortunately that meant my jam will now be less chunky as well. Oh well, it will still be really tasty nevertheless!
1-1/2 cups prepared fruit (about 1 lb. fully ripe plums)
1/3 cup + 1 Tablespoon water
2-1/4 cups sugar
2-1/2 tablespoons of bag of SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin
PIT and finely chop unpeeled plums.
MIX plums with water and sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil. Mix plums with water and sugar in saucepan. Bring to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy. (A few sugar crystals may remain.) Add fruit pectin and stir another 1 min.
FILL container(s) immediately to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of container(s); immediately cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Jam is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator before using.
Adapted from http://www.kraftrecipes.com