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..
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|
|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|