Italian Plum Jam Recipe How To Make It

Savoring Italy

Italian Plum Jam is one of our absolute favorite jams! The perfect jam to spread on toast or drizzled on yogurt. Even better eaten straight out of the jar with a spoon! We have been pretty busy the end of summer canning and pickling lots of different things. There actually is a slight indication of fall even for us.

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24 fl oz



prep Time

5  min


–– 2 pounds Italian Prune plums quartered and pitted – 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar – Juice of one lemon

Cook Time: 1 hr


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WHAT ARE ITALIAN PLUMS? Basically, Italian Prune Plums (also called Empress Plums) are a European-type plum, similar to an English Damson plum. Italian Prune or Empress plums, are a European freestone version of  Prunus domestica. and are commercially usually used to make prunes. They are very sweet, with a high concentration of fermentable sugars.

 HOW TO MAKE ITALIAN PLUM PECTIN-FREE JAM? – The first step is to wash, slice in half and pit your plums. – Next, place the plums, sugar and lemon in a bowl. Place the bowl in the fridge for at least 8 hours (or overnight). – The next day, remove the bowl and place the plums in their sugar syrup in a large sauce pan. – Slowly simmer the plums until it thickens up.


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