Red Plum and Spice Jam

Ananás e Hortelã
Red Plum and Spice Jam


When fresh plums are at their flavorful best, they simply can't be beat, and that' when you'll want to capture their essence in a jam so that you can enjoy it throughout the year, when the last of the summer fruit has long disappeared from the farmstands and greenmarkets. Cloves, cinnamon, and freshly ground black pepper lend the jam spice notes and a subtle kick of heat (from the pepper).


  • 2 cups plums (peeled, pitted and sliced)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 clove
  • 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 peppercorns (freshly ground)
  • 1/2 lemon (juice)


  1. 1In a large saucepan, place all the ingredients.
  2. 2Bring to a boil over medium heat. Lower temperature and simmer for about 45 minutes to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  3. 3Remove the cinnamon stick and puree with a hand blender.
  4. 4Over medium heat, bring the jam to a boil again until reaching setting point or 220°F.
  5. 5Remove from the heat and store in sterilized jars.
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