Sep 4, 2008

Homemade Plum Jam and Happy 25th Anniversary Mom n Dad!!

Making jam was not a difficult process as I had been thinking..It need very few ingredients and you get fresh homemade jam without the preservatives and high sugar content as present in the store bought ones..They are cost effective too..I prepared this plum jam when plums were in season and found in bounty in the grocery store..Here comes the recipe for basic plum jam.This recipe can be used making berries and almost any fruit jam.

Ingredients
Plums - 1kg
Sugar - 2 cups
Lemon juice - 3 tablespoons
Water - 2 cups
Directions
Wash the plums thoroughly and chop them roughly..
In a heavy bottomed pan, add the water and plums and bring to a boil.Use a wooden spoon so that it is easy to handle even if it gets hot..Allow them to cook until tender. Mash well and add the sugar. The sugar quantity can be increased or decreased depending on the tartness of the fruit. Also add the lemon juice..

Simmer for around or half an hour or until the water evaporates and the jam thickens and set well.Allow it to cool and refrigerate in glass containers.Can be stored for almost a year..
Great with bread or toast..

Sending this to Long Live the Shelf  and also to Eating with the Seasons

Sending this to In the Bag: Fruits and Nuts hosted by Scott..
And also to Dips hosted by Archana

My parents celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today! Wishing amma and appa a joyous life ahead!

                                             Happy Anniversary Amma and Appa!!

35 comments:

  1. wow! yummy! jam looking so good!
    Check out my blog for this moth event and do participate in it!

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  2. What beautiful color! I have my peanut butter ready for your delicious jam! YUM!

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  3. Jam comes out perfect Divya..Beautiful color!!!

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  4. Love the color of Jam, that is the easy and healthy way to control the sweet level ! Perfect!

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  5. I love plum jam! This recipe sounds simple. I'll try it when plums are in abundance. The color is so enchanting. My baby thinks so too.

    Thanks for sending this delicious spread to the shelf.

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  6. Pretty colour for the pretty girl:) I am sure that tasted as good!

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  7. Lovely colour and consistency Divya.

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  8. nice recipe..the colour looks so inviting and am sure, tastes great too!!

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  9. Yumm Yumm and mouthwatering jam.....Colour looks soooo inviting....

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  10. This is lovely dear. looks delicious. I remember we use to have bread-butter-jam. Will try once for sure.

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  11. mouthwatering jam.. i havent had jam in many years now.. feel like having it now.. will try out ur recipe.

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  12. I have only made strawberry freezer jam. It was easy and delicious. I love the idea of plum jam. Great recipe.

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  13. Just delicious, Divya, and such a gorgeous color. Glad to see a jam recipe that doesn't use gelatin. Thanks!

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  14. lovely color. the jam looks so beautiful. Happy anniversary to your mom and dad!

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  15. lovely jam N i agree its much healthier than eating outside jams .. N Happy anniveresary to your parents ..

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  16. Lovely colour divya n looks yummy

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  17. Jam looks delicious. Happy Anniversary to your parents.

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  18. Yummy looking jam Divya and my hearty wishes to aunty and uncle!!..:D

    Hugs,
    Siri

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  19. nice and attractive colour...happy anniversary to ur mom and dad...

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  20. Wow wat a beautiful colour...very nice looking jam:)

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  21. Wow, tempting Jam.... Nice colour!
    Added you to my blogroll:)

    Convery my wishes to your parents:)

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  22. the plum jam looks delicious :) I made plum thokku and rasam recently too and they both came out delicious

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  23. Where was this recipe when I had like pounds of plums sitting on my counter. Next time, I will remember this recipe. Looks gorgeously pink!

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  24. congrats to uncle and aunty for compeleting a sliver jubliee. lovely recipe for the events too. loved the red colour.

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  25. The color is amazing Divya. So enticing that I want to try it immediately.

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  26. I used to make a similar jam from my japanese plums before the tree got sick and died. I found I had to put low methoxyl pectin in or it would be very soupy, but that I could sugar to my taste instead of the huge amounts of sugar necessary for regular jam pectin. I also ran it through the food processor before cooking because the family didn't like the little flakes of skin in the jam. but maybe my plums just had tough skin.

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  27. eheh` its so delicious..
    its very mouthwatering...
    hope it can spread ist exotic recipe in the world without failures,,,

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  28. I tried out this jam today...it turned out good thanks for the recipe..

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  29. Looks yummilicious!!!!! the colour's just great!!!! Need to try this out sometime soon and will definitely let yu know the outcome.

    Keep going!!!!!

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