This is a delicious jam. It would be a good way to use up plums as well if you have an abundance. There are spices in here so it’s not just a sweet jam. Many can be too sweet but the spices help a lot. If you made this jam in large batches you could even give it as gifts by putting it in nice jars. Many love to get home made food as a gift.
- Once the time is up, remove the jars from the canner and set them on a folded kitchen towel to cool. The lids should seal promptly and will often make a pinging or popping sound as the vacuum forms.
- When the jars are sealed, the center of the lids will be concave and when pressed, the lid will not move or wiggle.
- Wipe the rims, apply the lids and rings, and process the jars in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes (do not start your timer until the pot returns to a full, rolling boil).
Because of those preserves, the flavor of plum jam satisfies my deepest taste memories in a way that other jams can’t touch.