Plum Perfection Jam


Delight in the deep, rich flavors of Plum Perfection Jam, where the succulence of ripe plums is transformed into a luscious spread. This homemade jam is a true celebration of plums, offering a perfect balance of sweetness and tartness, making it a sumptuous addition to your breakfast table, desserts, or as a savory condiment.

Plum Perfection Jam

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: About 3 cups
  • Serving Size: 1 tablespoon

Nutritional Profile (per tablespoon)

  • Calories: 32 kcal
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Sugar: 7.8 g


  • Fresh plums, pitted and chopped (1 kg / 2.2 lbs / 35 oz)
  • Granulated sugar (450g / 1 lb / 16 oz)
  • Lemon juice (30ml / 2 tbsp / 1 oz)
  • Water (100ml / 3.4 oz)
  • Pectin (optional, for thicker jam) (5g / 0.2 oz)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Plums: Chop the plums into small pieces.
  2. Macerate the Fruit: In a large pot, combine plums with sugar and let sit for 15 minutes.
  3. Cook the Mixture: Add water and lemon juice to the pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Simmer and Thicken: Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. For a thicker jam, add pectin and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  5. Test for Doneness: Drop a small amount of jam on a cold plate. If it gels, it’s ready.
  6. Jar and Cool: Pour the hot jam into sterilized jars, leaving space at the top. Seal and let cool.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Choosing Plums: Opt for ripe, juicy plums for the best flavor.
  • Removing Foam: Skim off any foam for a clearer jam.
  • Storage: Store in a cool, dry place or refrigerate for longer shelf life.


Can I use different types of plums?

Yes, different plum varieties can add unique flavors to the jam.

How long does plum jam last?

Properly stored, it can last up to 1 month in the refrigerator.

Can I make the jam with less sugar?

Yes, but adjust according to your taste and remember sugar aids in preservation.