BEST Plum Jam Recipe

Easy Plum Jam is a family favorite jam! A classic and easy recipe that comes together with sweet and ripe plums. It’s a perfect jam to drizzle on yogurt or enjoy for breakfast spread on toast. Or do what we do, and enjoy it straight out of the jar!

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3 cups of jam



prep Time

10 min


– 2 pounds plums quartered and pitted – 1 1/2 cups sugar – 1/4 teaspoon sea salt – 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Cook Time:30 min


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How to pick the best plums for this recipe Look out for good quality, freshly picked fruit. The best plums to use are ripe with nice and firm skin. The firm skins have more pectin and you’ll end up with a really nice textured jam. Avoid buying really soft and over-ripe plums (no bruised plums!)…your jam will not last that long.

Do I have to peel the plums to make this jam? No, peeling the plums is not necessary. Leaving on the skin is the best method. The skin has pectin in it which actually helps set the jam. How to make plum jam without pectin Plums are truly the perfect stone fruit to make jam with, as you don’t need to remove their skin. The skin actually has pectin that helps the jam to thicken and gel.


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