• Makes 3
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients


It’s the end of the season for plums but they are perfect to make this easy homemade jam.

Ingredients (makes 3 Jars)

  • 500g ripen plums cut in halves (do not remove stone)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Rinse the fruit and cut them in halves then put in a large saucepan, including plum pits.
  2. Add the water to the pot, cook the plums on a medium heat. Bring to the boil and then reduce heat a little. Turn off heat and let cool when the fruit has softened.
  3. Use a sieve to separate pits and discard, return fruit mixture to saucepan, and add sugar. Stir until sugar dissolved and continue to cook till you feel the jam has reached the thickness of your liking. Pour into sterilised jars.


Nothing beats homemade jam like this simple easy one. Once you master the basic recipe, there are many variations you can adapt to add a star element at the breakfast.

  • oh wow… so simple and looks great…yummm


  • I love plums thanks so much for sharing I will have to give this a try


  • Thats amazing great recipe for plum jam i like it thanks


  • great idea! this would be a great way to save money and to know exactly what you are eating. thanks for posting this idea


  • One of my favourite jams is plum. Thanks for the recipe.


  • This is a great base recipe for plum jam! We get so many over summer from our trees, in definitely going to experiment with this recipe and see what I come up with :)


  • My mum is great with making jam, ill do my best to follow this recipe


  • I really like that there isn’t the same amount of refined sugar to fruit as there is with some homemade jam recipes. Thanks for sharing this. Now to find a glut of plums!!


  • We have just got a whole load of plums thanks for the inspiration!


  • I’ve just done cherry jam very much the same way, it’s awesome. Thanks for your recipe I’ll try plums next!


  • I love plums and this is a great way to use them. Thanks for sharing.


  • I love home made jam and it would also make a lovely Mother’s Day present!


  • Sorry but tooo much sugar for me but does look delicious. :-)


  • Nothing beats homemade jam. Especially when the fruit is home grown!


  • I would love to master the art of creating homemade jam; this looks amazing, thanks for sharing!.

    • Please give it a go when you can, mom :)
      Feel free to ask questions if I can be of any help. Missey.


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