On my shopping list yesterday was jam – and I thought since it’s plum season that it would be much tastier and healthier to make it myself.
Here’s how I did it:
- 12-13 not yet fully ripened plums, halved them and took out the stones.This left me with 700g of plum-halves. On top of them I put:
- 500g sugar(white, brown and a package of vanilla sugar). I left the sugary halves all afternoon and when i came back i chopped the softened plums up very small and put them in a large pot. There was also a lot of syrup came off them at this stage, but I just threw everything into the pot.
- To this, I added a knob of butter and the juice of half a clementine (I had no lemon juice!) and a shot of amaretto.
Then I simmered the mix on a low heat for around 40 mins.
The set isn’t great, I think you’d probably need at least the same ratio of sugar as to fruit, but it tastes really good :) I think it would be great as a kind of filling in a dessert-y strudel or in some breakfast-y cinnamon roll-ups.