Made plum crumble the other night, and eeh by gum they were sour!! despite the sugar I put in, but I just had some home made ice-cream with it and it was a very pleasant change. Now there is only so much plum crumble you can eat and I have approx 12lb of plums left, so decided to make jam.
|prepared plums in the pan|
Cut plums in half and remove stones. Put into a large pan with the water and boil for approx 20 mins. (suppose to check for pectin levels at this point but had no meths in the house so couldn't).
Remove pan from heat and slowly stir in warmed sugar ( had in oven on a tray at 60 oC), stirring it in slowly so that it dissolves before you place back on the heat.
|simmering, ready for the sugar|
|keep checking the temperature|
|waxed discs placed on top|
|labelled and ready to store|