I love plum jam (it's pretty much my fave of all). My grand'ma tought me how to do it and since i've done a lot of it last year i've made some pictures to share with you.
This is what you need:
- 3 kg plums
- 1 kg sugar
- clean jars
First step: is to wash the plums really really good.
Second step: you have to peel them off (if the skin doesn't go off easily you can put them into boiling water for less than a minute and take them out and peel them:P - be cautious not to get burnt). I had no need to boil them because with these plums you can take off the skin really easy and pretty fast. Cut the plums and remove the pits.
Third step: put the plums into the heavy bottomed pan and pour the sugar on top of it. On a low fire you have to mix the fruits and the sugar with the wooden spoon until the sugar melts. After that you have to turn the fire on and boil the jam, stirring with the wooden spoon. Be cautious because it can splash you and it's really hot. It can take up to two hours until it's ready. I know it;s ready when i can see the buttom of the pan while i stir with the wooden spoon.
When the jam is ready i put a stainless plate under the jar and pour the jam using the wooden spoon into the jar. Than i cover the jar and put a label on it and that's it:D!!
Tnx! I hope you like this (i love the jam:D) and i'll write some notes also on the photos.