Monday, June 23, 2008

God Gave Plums..... we picked, and laughed, and shook the branches, and accidentally squashed them under our feet, and climbed up under the trees, and ate them......, and finally made them into jam.

Red Plum Jam

5 cups red plums pitted and coarsley chopped
4 cups sugar (or to taste)

Let plum mixture soak in sugar for about an hour. Bring the plum and sugar mixture to a hard boil. Boil for about 8 minutes until mixture coats a metal spoon. Skim off the foam and pour into hot half pint jars. Seal tightly.

Oops- I should have tasted it before I poured it up into jars. It was a little tart so, I poured it back into the pot, added more sugar, reboiled it, and refilled the jars. Lesson learned- taste before pour :).


Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I am stopping by to invite you to participate in the first edition of the The Carnival of Home Preserving that will be posted at Laura Williams' Musings on Monday July 14th.

It is a Carnival to Share Recipes and How-To's for Canning, Freezing, Dehydrating (drying), and Root Cellaring of Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs.

Deadline to Submit: every Sunday

Carnival is to be posted by that Monday on the respective Host's blog.

Link To Submit Post: Blog Carnival Submission

Everyone is welcome to join in.


Jennifer Bogart said...

Thanks for joining in the Carnival of Home Preserving for July 28th. Please let your readers know that the carnival is now up!