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Plum Cinnamon and Plum Raspberry Jam

Plum Cinnamon and Plum Raspberry Jam

I haven’t made jam in years. Our plum tree went wild this year so I was pressured into making Plum Cinnamon and Plum Raspberry Jam. The plums made me do it!


We made freezer jam and it was really easy. We started with the Plum Cinnamon Jam. Pitting the plums was the hardest part, but Josh helped, so it didn’t take long. The cinnamon gave the plums a sweet finishing touch. I hated seeing how much sugar was involved, but it made a lot of jam and you only use a little at a time.


Next, we made Plum Raspberry Jam. Raspberries were on sale and they are the perfect compliment for plums. The jam is a little tart and a little sweet. I love the bright red color of this jam too.


We put the jam in plastic jars, but you can use glass jars if you wish. Our freezer is now full of jam. We love using it on our honey whole wheat bread. If you ever have an abundance of plums, try making jam. Homemade is the best!

I am submitting my jam recipes to Under The High Chair’s Jam Swap! If you made jam this summer, you should join in on the fun. The deadline to submit is November 1st!


Now for some “housekeeping items.” I have been working on a few new features for the blog. I’ve added Link Within so it is easier for you to find similar recipes. I am also highlighting recipes from other blogs at the end of each post. I am in the process of adding printable recipes to all of my posts. It takes some time, but I am getting there. I also added a recipe converter on the left hand side. I would appreciate feedback from my readers. Is there anything else I can do for you? Leave a comment and let me know. Thanks and have a great weekend.


Plum Cinnamon Freezer Jam


(Printable Recipe)


2 lbs. plums
5 ½ cups sugar

1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 box of Sure-Jell


Pit 2 pounds plums, do not peel. Finely chop into 1/4 inch pieces. Add to a 1/4 cup of water and simmer 5 minutes.


Stir sugar into the plum/water mixture. Add the cinnamon and stir well. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.


Mix 3/4 cup water and 1 box Sure-Jell pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 1 minute. Stir the mixture into the fruitand sugar.


Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Fill clean, dry containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of the tops. We used plastic container jars, but you can use glass jars. Wipe off the top edge of containers and quickly cover with lids.


Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store in freezer until opened. After opening, store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.


Plum Raspberry Freezer Jam

(Printable Recipe)


2 cups of fruit (we did an even mix of diced plums and raspberries)
4 cups sugar

2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 box of Sure-Jell


Pit 2 pounds plums, do not peel. Finely chop into 1/4 inch pieces. Smash raspberries with a spoon or potato masher in a bowl. Strain through a sieve to remove the seeds.


Add fruit to a 1/4 cup of water and simmer 5 minutes. Stir sugar into the plum/raspberry mixture. Add the lemon juice. Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes.


Mix 3/4 cup water and 1 box Sure-Jell pectin in a small saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 1 minute. Stir the mixture into the fruitand sugar.


Stir constantly for 3 minutes. Fill clean, dry containers immediately to within 1/2 inch of the tops.


We used plastic container jars, but you can use glass jars. Wipe off the top edge of containers and quickly cover with lids.


Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours. Store in freezer until opened. After opening, store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.


If you like plums you may also like:

Plum Conserve from Simply Recipes

Plum Almond Tart from Smitten Kitchen

Plum Cupcakes from Zoe Bakes

Plum Coffee Cake Muffins from Two Peas and Their Pod


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3 Responses to “Plum Cinnamon and Plum Raspberry Jam”

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    Mari — August 3, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    Could this be canned and not stored in the freezer? It looks great!

    • Two Peas replied: — August 3rd, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      I haven’t tried canning it. I have only made freezer jam.

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