Sunday, August 16, 2009

Plum and blueberry jam

This morning I made the Plum & Blueberry jam. The plums were gleaned from the kid's yard and the blueberries were from my back yard. This is another delicious jam, the combination of plum and blueberry is bright.

Plum and Blueberry jam
makes 8 half pints

3 c plum puree
6 c blueberries, mashed after measuring or slice frozen in a food processor.
juice of 1 lemon
6 c sugar

Bring to a boil, turn heat down to medium. Stir every 15 minutes or so. This will need to gently boil to concentrate the flavor and develop the natural pectin in the fruit. This part takes about an hour, use this time to prepare jars, rings etc.

You will know that the jelling has begun, the foam around the edge of the pan will begin to cook away. At this point you will need to pay close attention to the mixture, stir constantly until the desired thickness is achieved. Remember that the mixture will thicken upon cooling.

If you are new to jam making, place a plate in the freezer, drop a teaspoon of jam on the frozen plate to cool instantly and you will know how thick it will be when chilled.

Ladle into jars, cap and process for 15 minutes in a gently boiling water bath.

Yum! Now I am cooking Pluots with Riesling and a cinnamon stick. Next is Pluot jam.


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LV said...

I would never attempt to make this, but would enjoy a jar of yours. That combination sounds very tasty.

SmilingSally said...

I used to make jelly and preserves.

Happy Blue Monday, Melynda.

Kim, USA said...

Wow I so love jelly and jams. Great job! Happy Monday!
Blue Monday

black eyed susans kitchen said...

How wonderful to fill your pantry with those lovely jars of jam!

Donnie said...

Love your yummy blues. Looks pretty good.

chubskulit said...


My Blue Monday, hope you can drop by.