Sometimes I feel like I have no idea what is going on around me. Not in a ditzy kind of way… but in a ‘omg, I didn’t know we had plums’ kind of way.
I realize that this may make absolutely NO sense to you, and that’s ok.
Bottom line, plums are pretty much WAY past their prime (read: moldy) round these parts and I ‘knew’ that we didn’t have any at home, therefore I sadly didn’t make these preserves last Sunday.
Monday I go rummaging for an apple in the crisper drawer and lo and behold… there were 5 neglected, semi-soft plums just about on their way out. Jam, here I come.
Now I realize the way I described the plums may be less than, well… appetizing. But in my head I figured that they were going to be broken down into mush anyhow so it didn’t really matter, right? Plus riper = sweeter. And I love the sweeter things in life, don’t you?
Let me end this post by noting that I had NO IDEA that making jam could be THIS easy!! Why didn’t someone tell me sooner?! Gah, can I count on you people for ANYTHING? 😉
But in all seriousness, do you have a few plums (and raspberries that I sadly didn’t have), an apple, a lemon, 2 cups of granulated sugar, a pot and a spoon? Yes? Well then you can make this jam. SERIOUSLY!! Just don’t forget to take pictures of the finished jam like I did. Doh!
A special thank you to my dear friend Margot of Effort to Deliciousness for choosing this recipe. You have made my mom very happy 🙂 Head on over to her blog for this recipe and snag a couple extra great ones while you’re there 🙂
3 thoughts on “SMS Semi-Rewind – Plum Preserves”
I think I need to make some if it’s that easy, thanks for letting me know!! I love getting jars of homemade jam and jellys from people! Now I may actually give them out myself!
Sounds like a page out of my book. So many times I open my fridge and find neglected food. I have never made jam but I need to get over my fear because it could not be easier from what you’re describing here.
I’m glad the neglected plums got a second chance! There’s always something gross in the back of the refrigerator, no matter how hard you try. Thanks for preserving with me!