Damson Plum Jam

Damson Plums make wonderful jam.

This is one method of making the jam.

Buy about 1 ½ pounds of Damson Plums.

Remove stones – these are not freestone and you will have to work at digging them out.  It’s worth it – persevere.

Measure 4 cups of plums (about 1½ pounds).  Put in the widest and deepest pot you own and add 1 cup of water.  Cook gently for about 15 minutes until the peels soften and the mixture is reduced.

Take off heat and add 2 ½ cups of sugar.  Bring back to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, until the jam thickens.  This will take about 20 minutes.

Note:  If you don’t like peel, use the immersion blender to get out any large pieces.

This should make 3-4 cups of jam.

This recipe can be easily doubled but will increase the cooking time.