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Sarah K's Greengage Plum Jam

July 15, 2011
1 Ratings
  • Makes 2 jars
Author Notes

A food pickle recipe from the word go..Thank you Sarah K for the idea & instructions!
Disclaimer: maybe it was pure beginners luck, my instructions may not be up to the standards of the more experienced cooks out here. I'm listing the instructions exactly as I made the jam. —Panfusine

What You'll Need
  • 36 greengage plums
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh ginger root extract
  • 4 cloves powdered
  • Juice of 1 lime
  1. Pit the washed and dried plums. add to a saucepan along with the juice of 1 lime and ginger extract and simmer until completely cooked.
  2. Using an immersion blender puree the plums (peels and all, the peels were pretty thin for these plums).
  3. Return to the stove, add the powdered cloves and cook down until some amount of water has evaporated. Measure out the volume and add an equal amount of sugar. Increase heat so that the sugar melts and the jam starts boiling rapidly, keep stirring to prevent the bottom from scorching. Test by checking if the jam slowly drips in flakes from the wooden spoon used to stir the mixture.
  4. ladle the jam into 2 sterilized jam jars, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top. Wipe any jam dripping on the rim of the jar. fit the lid and loosely screw on the ring till its just tight. Resist the temptation to tighten!
  5. bring a large deep saucepan of water to boil (over the top of the lids). Gently place the jars into the boiling water and let it sit for about 5-7 minutes. Remove from boiling water, wipe dry and tighten the ring completely and allow to cool.

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3 Reviews

pam S. May 3, 2020
I live in CT and would love to make this. My husband is British and we've only been able to purchase the jam while visiting England. Are the greengage plums available in the states? Im in Connecticut. Thank you !
Panfusine July 15, 2011
Can't wait for the jars to cool down, so that I can open them up! whatever I licked off the sides of the pan was addictive, the foodpickle suggestions & instructions were spot on!
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 15, 2011
that was quick and looks delicious! enjoy!