Tangy spiced plum jam

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PREP TIME

30 min

Makes

8 cups

* PLUS Cooking time: 240 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large orange , and 1 lemon
  • 1.25 kg dark plums
  • 3-in. cinnamon stick
  • 3 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Sterilize enough jars and tight-fitting lids to hold 8 cups (2 L). Grate orange peel. Squeeze out 2/3 cup orange juice and 1/3 cup lemon juice. Pit plums. Cut into 1/2-inch (1-cm) slices to make 8 cups.
  • Place peel, juices, plums and cinnamon in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered, stirring often, until plums are tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in sugar. Then simmer, uncovered, until very thick, about 1 hour. Stir often, especially as jam thickens. Discard cinnamon. Ladle into jars. Cover and cool. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 26,
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.7 g,
  • Fat
  • 0.1 g,
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