plum jam without pectin

Stir plums until all coated with sugar. We updated the recipe to match current guidelines. I have a tree that is loaded with plums, I don’t know the variety. Thank you so much for sharing that with me Darlene! Let plums sit at room temp with the sugar for about 1 hour, or until sugar is somewhat dissolved. Hi lee! Place jars in canner, fill canner 2/3 full with water, bring to a boil. This creates something different, a bit more like plum butter (but without all the slow cooking & complex flavors that result). Natasha ~ my pits are impossible to remove. If you do an experiment, please share with us how it goes. The fiber from the peel also helps thicken the jam. Natasha! Just delicious — perfect flavor, not too sweet, and just the right texture to the preserves. Boil the lids 5 min. I am on my 4th boil and decided to taste. the jar looks damaged, cracked, or abnormal, the jar spurts foam or liquid upon opening, the canned food is discolored, moldy, mushy, slimy, or smells bad. Glad I didn’t. Thank you so much for sharing that with me Adrienne! Hello I’m about to start making this jam and I am wondering without the pectin how long will it stay shelf stable in the cupboard? Hi Adrienne, without testing that is hard to say. Great recipe! Thanks for confirming. I wish I could name this variety; anyone recognize these little beauties? Wonderful! The grapes and plums all boiled down smoothly, with a great jam texture. Hi! of plums to 8 1/2 cups of sugar. If you test it out, let me know how you like it as a freezer jam. Repeat step 2 a total of FOUR times. Drained most of the water and used a hand mixer on the lowest speed which loosened the meat from the pit and I then used my fingers to remove the pit. I have to agree, this recipe does not rush you and you will be in control throughout the process. This easy, no pectin plum jam recipe is perfect for those new to canning and preserving. I am going to try it. ». I hope that helps. Thank you so much for sharing that with me! I think this recipe would be greatly improved if the “oven” method (and any associated photos) were removed completely so it is clear. Thank you so much for that feedback! That’s just awesome!! If you stir, the whole batch will have a burnt taste. I have had better luck with Xilytol from birch tree as a substitute for sugar in Jam. Substitute some or all of the sugar for honey for a rich, honey-flavored plum jam. That’ll mean smaller pieces of skin in the finished fruit, and 1/2 inch to 1-inch pieces makes for barely noticeable plum skins. All the solids are filtered out through a jelly bag and you get a perfectly smooth jelly instead. having just made 4 crumbles! That’s a great idea! Texture seems to be good. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe. Hi Joan, I’ve never tried it in a slow cooker so I’m not sure if it would work. My plums are huge like apple sized. I was expecting them to break down (similar to cranberries when you cook them). Huge crops of wild plums ripen at the edge of woodlands across North America each fall, and most are left to the squirrels. I cooked mine 4 times over two days….. didn’t jam up. Mashed the plums with a potato masher. It is such an unusual approach, so curious about it and if its done with other fruits as well (the heating/cooling/heating approach). about 4.4 lbs. Add the scraped seeds from a vanilla pod (or a few teaspoons of vanilla extract) into the jam once it’s reached gel stage. I tried this plum recipe and it was delicious. I hope you love this recipe! That’s a great idea! Can this recipe be done with frozen plums? I’m so glad that was helpful! Once it reaches gel stage, ladle the mixture into prepared jars. This is simple and absolutely beautiful. It still has some of it’s preserve-like plum chunks, but it’s nice and thick and spreads beautifully. Current guidelines recommend the following process (instead of oven canning): Now don’t you want to curl up with a jar of that? I ended up pureeing for plum butter version. Hi Michelle, the jam skins might accumulate at the top if the mixture hasn’t been stirred. Remove from the pot and leave at room temperature undisturbed for 12-24 hours. Just in the process of preparing plum to make this jam. This easy plum jam recipe is made without pectin as you do not really need it as plums have lots of pectin in them anyway. Cut 12 lbs of plums in half, pit them and place in a large mixing bowl. Hi Selina, we have made several in the past we enjoyed fresh by keeping it in the fridge. Can a sugar alternative be used in this recipe/ something like swerve, monkfruit, or zylitol sweetener? I use it in my home a bit too and it is also wonderful to add to your dental/sinus rinse routines to kill bacteria and prevent decay as well. New canning guidelines recommend the water bath (please see instructions for that in the post above). Should I let them ripen some more? I wondered whether you can use a slow cooker? If 2 days doesn’t work for you, by all means, take 3 days. Is the weight of the plums before putting? Made the plum jam today. Hi Mary! Your email address will not be published. There are some plums with thicker skins but I think the skins add nice texture to the jam. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Terry! Last time bringing it to a boil at the lower temperature, stirring … Hi Natasha- you don’t need to add lemon juice? It … This is not a NO sugar recipe… but it is lower sugar. You may hear a pop when the jars fully seal. Just wondering is color stays the same after canning yellow plums jam as your receipe. If you stir, the whole batch will have a burnt taste. Hi Anna, was anything altered in the recipe? I live in NE France and Luxembourg, they come from this region! I googled and lucky me! A well-canned jam, jelly or marmalade made with pectin and added sugars, can last up to 2 years when stored properly. In Russia and Ukraine it was called венгерка. Personally I do not have 2 or 3 day's to stir any jam. Hi Leslie, to check what the texture will be like, transfer a small amount to a plate and let it cool. small, almost black with sweet meat but bitter skins. Is it ruined? So P.S. When the plums are cooked, the skins will soften and add flavor and color to the jam. pioneers used to do a similar trick with cherries- simmer until they could skim off the pits AND THE WORMS! Hi Lidia, are those the small yellow plums? Repeat step 2 a total of FOUR times. I told you I would let you know how it worked. Is this correct? Sad thing is I only had four pounds of plums:( I was only able to get three pint jars of jam:( Do you peel the plums at some point or do they just become incorporated during the cooking? Might I ask what that tool is/brand that you are using to remove the stones? We are so happy you're here. Yummy jam!! Do you have a freezer version of this jam? Hi Cindy, there is ample sugar to preserve the jam but if that is a concern for you, you can add lemon juice, but you will need more sugar to balance the flavors. Perfect amount of tart and sweet balance. Is that going to affect anything? I accidentally scorched the plums while cooking them. Thank you! If you test it out, let me know how you like it as a freezer jam. I never seem to get recipes right, though I keep on trying. After 24 hours, check that the seal has formed by pushing down on the center of the lid – it should not move at all. It does seem lovely otherwise and I like the idea of simmering it in stages and eventually it thickens. But I’m still curious Thanks for your delicious website! Hi Jill, I haven’t tried that yet to advise. What about apples? There’s still no need to add pectin at all, and you can still make it with just 2 ingredients (strained plum juice and sugar). Not that I’m aware of, Amy. Also, the method is slightly different with various fruits. I am now getting ready to make your recipe. Hi Natasha, I’m just about to make it and I saw where you wanted to know the name of your plum tree – I think it is the Mount Royal Plum – they look exactly like mine do. 8 pint-sized jars with lids. The skins will be just a part of the jam as a whole, and you won’t be able to notice them at all in the texture of the finished jam. Made the plum version but since I only cut plums in half they were bigger pieces than I want. Hi Barbara, 1 lb for me was about 6-8, two-inch-wide plums. Also, could i use this recipe, but not do the three cooks/? I’m glad that helped. Our neighbors have about 50 Italian trees. I am making this now, so far so good! I spent a few hours and a box of pectin and this jam was heavenly. It is now my go-to for preserves. It would not hurt to use an immersion blender or even a regular blender to break up the plums to your desired consistency. Hello my name is LaDonna I have the answer to your question as to the name of your little plums in my opinion they are the best ones for making jam and the hardest to find in stores they are Italian prune plums the ones they dry for prunes they are my favorite I envy you for your tree enjoy. Once a jar is opened how long should it last if kept refrigerated? I am pitting the plums tonight and hope to start tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!!! I wasn’t able to find a recommendation for this – if you have come across something specifically for plums in the official canning guidelines, can you link it here? Thanks! If you plan to make jam with them later, then cook without sugar and add the sugar at the jam-making stage. I cooked the plums down three times and the jam set up perfectly with no pectin . 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