Gingery Plum Jam

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins
  • Yield: 4cups
  • About This Recipe

    “This is my gingery variation on my neighbor’s recipe.”

    Ingredients

  • 4lbsripe purple-skinned plums, pitted and cut into 1-inch pieces( about 24 plums)
  • 1cupwater
  • 3cupssugar
  • 3tablespoonsfresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoonsminced, peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 (3inch) pieces julienne-cut fresh lemon rind
  • Directions

  • Combine plums and water in a Dutch oven, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Stir in sugar, juice, ginger, and rind.
  • Cook over medium heat 40 minutes, until thick or a candy thermometer reaches 210รท.
  • Stir mixture occasionally.
  • (Do not overcook or mixture will scorch).
  • Cool.
  • Discard lemon rind.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.
  • Reviews

  • “This is a wonderful recipe. I doubled it since I had more fruits and given in the recipe and I used the minced ginger already prepared for sushis. The taste is out of this world, deliciously tickeling the buds with ginger and lemon. From now on, I will use this recipe for my plum jams. Thanks Mirj!Addition:I presented it at a local fair and it won 3rd prize. Thought that you would like to know.”

  • “Mirj, really love your jam! What a perfect way to use up plums! The ginger and lemon give this just the zip it needs! Thanks for a lovely recipe!”

  • “I loved this recipe but I used lime instead of lemons. Really lovely, would make it again!”

  • “Love the flavors!Had a batch of plain plum jam that wasn’t very flavorful, so I simmered it with some fresh ginger and lemon zest and WOW does it taste good now.My original recipe was similar to this one, but I didn’t add any water.Thanks for a great recipe!”

  • “Fantastic jam – thank you for sharing the recipe. I made it with Victoria plums which worked very well. It’s been a big hit with everyone who’s tried it!”

  • “Yummy…what a twist on ginger and plums. My yellow plum tree was loaded this year and I have ALOT of plums to put up.I was looking for a different recipe to make up some jam and found yours. VERY good, will use again.”

  • “I thought it tasted okay but I dont know what i would use it on, its not very good on toast.”

  • “Loved the jam…ginger and plums ohhh my goodness what a wonderful combination.Thank You for a great recipe.”

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