Jam making is so relaxing and homey ~ with an abundance of fresh fruit here at the moment, I had the urge to make plum jam ...
Here's my very basic jam recipe that works for most fruit ...
1kg fruit (in this case plums - seeds removed and chopped)
2 cups of water
Simmer water and fruit for an hour in a large saucepan (uncovered).
2-3 cups of sugar (depends how sweet your fruit is - in this case I only used 2 cups)
juice of 1 lemon
Add lemon juice and sugar to the fruit and stir (over a simmer) to dissolve the sugar. Once the sugar has dissolved, bring to the boil. Boil uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until it passes the plate test (put a dollop on a plate, let it cool a bit, then run your finger through it - the jam should stay separated if it's ready).
Ladle the jam into sterilised jars. Fill fill to the top of the jar, put the lid on and then invert the jar for a few minutes. Turn jars upright and cool. Jam will keep unopened in a dark place for up to 12 months. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful Wednesday. I'll see you here tomorrow with my new fabric designs!
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