I admit it… there are times when I can be cheap. I blame the Roper side of the family. So when Grandma Roper mentioned the plums on her tree nearing ripeness, I knew she would understand.
I was fortunate that she let us come pilfer the tree. The kids had a great time picking plums and eating them. We came home with a half a rubbermaid tub full. Oh, and a few apples off her Jonagold tree to put in lunches.
I diced about 8 cups of plums. It seemed like it took way longer than it should have. If only that pit in the middle would come out a little easier, this process would be a lot quicker.
I cooked and mashed the plums down to about 6 cups. This part went way faster than I expected, and I wasn’t quite prepared for the next step when I got there!
I poured them into jars and set the jars upside-down to “process.” After about 5 minutes, I righted the jars again, and they sealed beautifully. I am pretty darn excited about the plum jam. It looks so pretty in the jars. And, it tastes FABULOUS on a saltine cracker!! (The kids and I have been snacking on crackers and the leftover jam from the bottom of the pot for an after-school snack.)
What a fun and yummy project! 🙂