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Yellow Plum and Apricot Jam

August  2, 2010
Author Notes

Our CSA delivered beautiful ripe yellow plums, which makes for a very tasty jam! Spread it on toast, spoon it on yogurt or layer it in tarts, this spread is the jam… —Culinista Annouchka

  • Makes 1 1/2 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds yellow plums
  • 4 - 5 ripe apricots
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar (or more if desired)
  • 3 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 pod of vanilla (seeded)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
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Directions
  1. Place the plums, apricots, sugar and lemon in a sauce pan and simmer gently until the fruit break up, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla and almond extract. Bring to a soft boil, stirring constantly for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally until the liquid reduces by at least half and thickens to a jam consistency, about 20 minutes.
  4. Leave in the saucepan to cool, the jam will thicken considerably. Place in a glass jar when cool and store in the fridge.
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