Plum & raspberry jam

Plum & raspberry jam

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins


Makes 1 large or 3 small jars

Packed with fruit, this deep pink preserve should be spread thickly - or present it as a homemade gift

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per tbsp

  • kcal46
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g


  • 1kg jam sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 500g plum, stoned and roughly chopped



    The juiciest fruit in the stone fruit family, plums come in many different varieties, some sweet…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 500g raspberry



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…


  1. Tip the sugar into a heavy preserving pan or flameproof dish with the plums, lemon juice and half the raspberries. Heat until the sugar has dissolved, then bring to the boil and simmer for a few mins until the plums are tender. Add the rest of the raspberries to the pan.

  2. Place a jam thermometer in the pan, bring to the boil, then cook over a high heat until the temperature reaches 104C. Alternatively, put a small plate in the fridge or freezer until really cold. Once the jam has been boiling for 10 mins and looks thick and syrupy, turn off the heat and pour a spoonful onto the plate. The jam is ready when it wrinkles as you push it with your finger; be careful not to burn yourself. If the jam is not ready, boil for another 3 mins, then repeat test as above, until it is ready.

  3. Allow to cool for about 5 mins. Skim the surface of any scum and pack into warm sterilised jars (see tip below). Cover with wax discs and lids. Will keep in the fridge or a cold larder for up to 6 months.

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3rd Sep, 2014
Delicious and very easy. Used a small supply of our vast quantity of fruit that we grow and will definitely do again
Gadget lady
2nd Oct, 2013
I decided after the bumper crop of Victoria Plums to start making jam again so I invested in a jam maker this recipe was so easy after altering the cook time. this is my second lot
25th Aug, 2015
Is it 500g before or after destoning the plums?
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