Low Sugar Wild Plum Jam

low-sugar wild plum jam

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Preserve summer's plums with this delicious recipe for low sugar wild plum jam. (gluten-free)


  • 4 cups prepared wild or regular plums (see instructions below)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp low sugar pectin
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. To prepare the plums, wash them and remove the pits. (I use a cherry pitter for small wild plums). Place plums in a food mill and mash all of them, catching the juice in a large bowl. Discard the skins.
  2. Place milled plums, water, and lemon juice in a large stock pot. Stir in pectin and heat the mixture over high meat until it comes to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Make sure you are stirring the whole time to prevent the bottom from scorching.
  3. Add sugar and return to a rolling boil. Continue boiling for a minute, while stirring. Remove from heat.
  4. If you are not canning the jam, let cool for a few minutes before pouring into containers. Allow at least an hour in the refrigerator to solidify. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. It can also be frozen in freezer-safe containers.
  5. If you are canning the jam, follow the canning instructions from my Low Sugar Strawberry Jam .

Keywords: wild plum jam, low sugar jam