Homemade Plum Jam Recipe - Plum Preserve

When plum are in season you must try this super simple plum jam made with just three ingredients. It has no preservatives and no artificial colours. The best part it stays for 3 to 4 months when refrigerated.

Archana Doshi
Homemade Plum Jam Recipe - Plum Preserve
940 ratings.

Jams made fresh from fruits have their own unique flavor than the store bought ones. They can be made from pulpy fruits like apple, mango, guava, plums, pineapple, peaches etc. These fruits can be used individually or in combination. The Plum Jam recipe is from my mother's recipe file, they were always delicious when she used to make them.

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Cuisine: Continental
Course: Snack
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

200 M

Total in

220 M


3 bottles


  • 1 kg Plums , de-seeded and cut into pieces
  • 450 grams Sugar
  • 1 tablespoons Lemon juice

How to make Homemade Plum Jam Recipe - Plum Preserve

  1. To begin making the Plum Jam recipe, wash and cut the strawberries into small pieces. Prep all the ingredients and keep ready. You can also add dry ginger or in inch cinnamon stick for taste

  2. Place all the ingredients into a large pot on low heat. Keep stirring till sugar melts.

  3. Once the sugar melts, turn the heat to low and  simmer with occasional stirring for 2.5 hours approximately until the sugar feels little sticky. Ensure you do this process on the lowest possible heat.

  4. It takes a slow simmer for the entire mixture to get a jam like consistency.

  5. Mash lightly at this stage and simmer for another 10 minutes and you will notice the plum jam has thickened and the sugar is very sticky too.

  6. Turn off at this stage. The plum jam will thicken while it cools down.

  7. Allow the Plum jam to cool completely. Bottle up and refrigerate for 3 to 4 months.

  8. Use over Toasts, Khakra, Parathas, Bagels and more.