Friday, July 29, 2016

Plum Goodness

I cooked up a lot of plums this week. 
I tried a no pectin plum jam recipe.
It used 12 lbs sweet ripe plums
4½ cups white sugar 
to make 8 pint-sized jars. 

The recipe said to cook the plums with sugar on the stove uncovered until it boiled (stirring occasionally) and then simmer for 10 minutes and turn off the heat. Cool. Repeat. This recipe says to bring the plums to a boil a total of 4 times.

Well, it took a very long time, and I have to say that for all that work, I was not thrilled with the results. (pictured above).

I also tried making Jello Jam. This turned out quite deliciously. I used watermelon Jello which gave the plums a very pleasant flavor. This one is a keeper!

And then I made a batch of Plum Butter. I have always loved apple butter and am very pleased to have learned that I can make plum butter with all my plums (we have two plum trees).

Yesterday I made yogurt. I bought this yogurt maker  in 2010, and I love it.
The plain yogurt is very tasty with a bit of plum jam stirred into it.
Now, all I have to do is keep from eating all this yummy plum goodness!


  1. That fresh bread smothered with plum jam looks so delicious!

  2. Your are so inspiring ~ looks yummy. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. Mmmmm That plum jam looks really good ♥

  4. Oh my, the fresh bread, the plum goodness, AND the homemade yogurt with the plum goodness in it is making my mouth water! It wwould be such a delight to be neighbors with you, sweet Hope {{smiles}}

    I agree with 'Simply Farmhouse,' you are inspiring! Much love to you!

  5. Yum-yum across the board. It's great to encounter a fellow yogurt + jam fan. I really, really like that combination as well (ditto for sour cream + jam, both then spread on something such as pancakes, crumpets or cornmeal muffins).

    Many hugs & joyful start of August wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  6. That looks delicious! We have a ton of plum trees but the plums aren't ripe yet. My husband and I would like to try to make up some jam too, I've never heard of plum butter. I may have to try that as it looks delicious.


You May Also Enjoy...

You May Also Enjoy...
Enjoying the Simple Life at Home