Aug 8, 2014

Plum Preserves Recipe / Plum Jam Recipe - No Pectin / No Preservative

I have mentioned this before itself, that i love love love making homemade jams and preserves..So far i have made orange jam, apple jam, tomato jam and pineapple jam..I have made amla preserves and amla in honey too.

Making jams at home is kind of therapeutic and makes you feel happy. Because you know that the jam you are going to use has real stuff in it, not just sugar and fruit essence..This is my version of making plums jam, it is chunky and delicious, because as you bite into you get chunks of plums in your mouth..

I love to have it as it is..It has a little tartness in it along with sweet taste too..So hope you try this out and let me know how it turns out..

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Makes : 3 cups of jam


Ripe Red Plums - 1/2 kg / 3 cups of chopped plums
Sugar - 1.5 cups
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn


Wash plums well in water. Dry them using a paper towel. Slice them around to get rid off the seeds.

Now measure the plums and add it to a sauce pan. 

Add in sugar and mix well. Now put this on heat and mix well till the sugar is melted.

Bring this to a boil and boil it for 5 mins.

Put a plate in the freezer.

Now simmer the pan and cook it for 10 mins. Add in lemon juice and mix well. 

Now increase the heat and let it come to a good boil. if you see the plums will boil like crazy and be frothy and have changed much darker in colour.

Now take the plate out and drop a spoonful of juice in it. It will get thick and be like jam consistency. If it is still watery you can put it back on stove and cook for few more mins. 

At this point you can turn off the heat and let the preserve cool completely.

Now put this in canning jar or regular sterlized jar and put in fridge.


1)You can puree plums if you want too and make this preserve.
2)You can make this with other fruits like strawberry or any berries..

Take bunch of plums

wash them well

Pat them dry, RED BEAUTIES

chop them

take a huge pot

measure plums and add it into the pot

i got 3 cups exactly

Add in sugar

I added 1.5 cups of sugar

mix well and heat it up

Keep mixing till the sugar melts

Take a plate

Place it in freezer

 Now the sugar has completely melted

bring it to a good boil

Simmer the pan

Cook on low heat for 10 mins

Now add in lemon juice

Bring it to a boil again..Now you can see
the plums has turned darker in colour

Now take the plate out for freezer and
spoon some juice over it

Leave it for 10 sec

Now use your fingers to gather it together..
It will jam like or jelly like

Jam DONE...Let this cool completely before bottling



  1. There r chunks of fruits in jam bt i want little smooth consistancy n wana preserve it so hw can it be?

  2. @Anonymousu can grind the plums and use it. u can put this in a clean jar and store in fridge.

  3. Hi aarthi,

    Thanks for the great recipes..but I want to put something to Ur notice. There is a lot of ad pages are coming up when we open a recipes..while we scroll down, every time our browser navigates to ad page. I find it reallywasting time closing ad pages. I am using my phone. Plse do the needful.

  4. @Anonymous
    It is happening when u got through FB. if you view it directly from my website, it wont
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  5. Pectin in jam has a great effect on its thickness. There are numerous health benefits to it as well.


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