Monday, January 07, 2008

Plum Jam

My sister came over yesterday and we went for a drive looking for fruit. I live near a few orchards and places that sell local vegetables. The best bargain was from the orchard right next to my house this box of plums.
A small amount of it is now my first attempt at jam. I don't think I even made a dent in the box so there will be more jams and stewed fruit this week.

22 comments:

Annie said...

Beautiful beautiful jam!! What a great sense of achievement to have jars of jam you made yourself. Well Done!

Jodie said...

In our last house we had a plum tree. Once we got sick of jam making we just stewed tewm a bit and froze them - then they went into puddings, cakes, deserts , pancakes. Lucky you - the jam looks great

Kris said...

Mmmmmm... Plum jam. It looks delicious. My Dad used to make plum jam and the taste was wonderful! Stuff from the shop doesn't even come close!

Ainslie said...

Yum Yum...that plum jam looks delicious. In fact, just the plums look delicious. How yummy is stone fruit this time of year!!!

melissa@yummygoods said...

I think of myself as the kind of person who makes jam, yet I have yet to do it! Myabe this will be the year. I would also be happy to have a neighbor or aq close friend that makes jam and gives it to me. That might even be better.

Julia said...

yum! i made jam for the first time this summer (with some raspberries from my backyard) and it was so rewarding. makes such great gifts too! i'll have to try plum this year.

Louise said...

That jam looks lovely! We have a plum tree in our backyard and I attempted jam for the first time last year. I also made a lovely plum chutney based on a Delia Smith recipe. You can also freeze the clean plums in bags (I weighed them into convenient weights) to make jam later in the year when the weather is not so hot. The plums on our tree are just now starting to ripen. Looking forward to pretending to be a domestic goddess for a day again!

Di said...

The jam looks fabulous! I am sitting here dreaming of plum and apple crumble which I guess is not really a summer treat more of an autumn/winter one!!

Megan Young said...

Yum, yum! Plum sauce is delicious too.

Maggie Pie said...

Great job with the plum jam!
We did some fruit picking this weekend,now I want to try & make some peach and lime jam.

Katie said...

yummy! that sounds sooo good!

amy said...

Yummy! It makes me warmer just seeing plum jam this time of year. :)

sue said...

Oh how nice to have homemade jam. It will keep your cupboard stocked for a while.

inkivääri said...

The jam jars look so beautiful, and the jam looks delicious!

Chara Michele said...

Oh yum! :)

littlebitsnpieces.typepad.com said...

that jam looks very yummy.

Jade said...

Ahhh... summertime! And plums! My favorite.

I want to learn how to can. Adding that to my list of resolutions! How long do things last???

Blogging Molly said...

Looks delicious! I made my first batch of jam last summer when my neighbor's apricot tree ripened. I think I made three batches, and probably could have made more had I been so inclined. Coulda, shoulda, woulda. I recently received my own canning equipment as a gift and can't wait until next summer!

nikkishell said...

YUM!! I have 3 nectarine trees and a peach tree in my garden filled with almost ripe fruit which i plan to make into jam. I also have 2 olive trees which have decided to fruit this year too!

Tea Time and Roses said...

Yummy how delicious! Plum jam, and the color is divine! I think I would have trouble not eating up the plums before I made the jam! :o) There are few things as good as homemade jam!

Smiles...

Beverly

Polly said...

Suddenly I have an urge to make jam! Polly x x x

fiveandtwo said...

Plum jam, apricot jam, ooohh. And very cute koalas.