Came across red plums on offer [RM 8.50/kg] at the supermart, so I bought extra to prepare this jam. It is not difficult to make this bread spread or preserves. I probably will use it to bake chiffon cake like I used Mango and Passion fruit jam. Think it should be lovely. If it turns out well, I will share the recipe with you.
[makes 2 bottles x 400 gm]
500 gm red plums - seeded and chopped finely
1 Royal Gala apple - peeled and chopped finely [I use a grater]
Rind of 1 lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon
250 gm sugar
- Place all ingredients [except sugar] in a pan. Bring it to a boil and lower heat to cook until fruits are softened and water reduced.
- Add in sugar and continue to simmer. Stir occasionally to mix ingredients well. In the meantime, place a small saucer in the freezer to chill [for testing if jam is ready]. Simmer until it gels up. Place a teaspoon of jam on saucer. Leave in fridge for a few minutes and jam should be ready if it forms a mass.
- Store in sterilised airtight bottles. Always refrigerate jam as homemade jams are without preservatives.
|Chiffon cake using homemade Red Plum Jam|