An easy jam for first-timers. Once you taste home-made you'll never buy store-bought again! The colour depends on the variety of the plums you use - the above picture used English Victoria plums, yellow/light skins. Red plums produce red jam, dark plums produce a darker jam. The taste is the same.
This jam is easy, uses equal quantities of fruit to sugar. So, whether you have a small or a large amount of fruit, its easy to adjust amounts needed. The recipe amount I used (1.5kg fruit to 1.5kg sugar) yielded around 2.5kg jam (5lb).
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Thank you for this easy recipe. I haven't tried it yet as I was wondering if I should use Jam Sugar or add Pectin to the normal sugar? - 24 Aug 2013
I decreased the sugar to almost 1/2 .. nice tart and sweet taste :-) - 23 Jun 2013
Really easy. Used half the amount of sugar and it was lovely. - 17 Aug 2013