I’ve never tried sugar plum candies, but this festive sugar plum jam sure tastes sweet as candy—in spreadable form! Plums are in season in fall, making for naturally-sweeter, extra delicious plum jam. I love the hint of tang, vibrant color, and that I only need 2 ingredients to make it! Plus, that gorgeous pink color looks especially lovely packaged into jars for DIY Christmas gifts. Spread it on toast, or pair with my pumpkin spice peanut butter for a festive PB & plum jam sandwich!
6 cups plums, pitted & sliced (~2 lbs)
1 cup sugar, or sweetener of choice
Slice plums and remove the pits. (You can leave the skins on!)
Add slices to a pot—over NO heat or with the heat OFF—and sprinkle with sugar. Allow to sit and macerate for about 30 minutes to an hour. (This will make your jam sweeter and more flavorful!)
After macerating, turn on heat and bring pot to a boil. Turn heat down and allow to simmer for 45 minutes to an hour, stirring occasionally.
Mash plums to desired consistency, until jam is as smooth or chunky as you like.
Transfer to jars and store in the fridge up to 3-4 weeks, or top mason jars with festive cupcake liners for homemade holiday gifts! Or, use a sterilized canning process and store 2-3 months.
Yields ~4 cups plum jam.
*Nutrition provided for plum jam made with sugar as sweetener.
Per 2 Tbsp: 0g fiber | 9g sugars
Serving: 2 Tbsp