homemade plum jam


My dad has a tree of ‘vanilla’ plums as we call them in Greece. They have this great red color and they are really sweet! Even from one tree you can get enough fruits to eat and to make some delicious homemade jam! It’s so easy to make or at least my mom makes it look easy, as she usually makes the jam, talk on the phone and cook lunch at the same time!

 the recipe



(for 1,5kg jam)

  • 2kgr. red alsatian plums
  • 500gr. sugar
  • 3 apple geranium leaves



  • Boil the plums (exactly like they are without cutting them) for 15′.
  • Peel the plums and smash them in a big pot so that you get a purée.
  • Add the sugar and the apple geranium leaves and boil in medium fire until the jam gets thicker. You will need an hour for that.
  • In the beginning of the boiling phase you might need to remove any froth created on top of the mixture.
  • Preheat some glass vases and their cups in your oven in 150 degrees C for about 15′ (the vases must be open in the oven).  Put the ready jam in them and close firmly..




  • Enjoy with fresh crispy bread or use it as topping in a cheese cake or for the ‘les petites carreaux’ jam cake recipe!



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Mack says:

    This looks absolutely divine .. Thank you for sharing! I love any jam , have never tried plum, but I’m sure I’ll love it!

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    1. Thank you! 🙂 It really is easy to make and delicious! Let me know how it went!

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  2. Homemade jams are the best, in my opinion. And so easy! 🍓

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    1. True! 🙂 They are delicious!

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      1. I must try more! 🍓

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  3. Gorgeous photos. This looks so delightful. Thanks for sharing your plum tree memories and your family recipe. We had a huge plum tree in our backyard when we were kids and the neighbour’s kids would break the fence and come into our backyard to steal plums. It was quite annoying as they could just ask and come through the front gate instead of breaking the fence and stealing. We had plenty to share.

    This post would make a great addition to Our Growing Edge, a monthly blog link up just for new food adventures. It’s a fun way to share your new food experiences with other foodies. This month’s theme is FAMILY RECIPES which includes any recipe or food experience enjoyed by your family.

    More info including how to submit your link here: http://bunnyeatsdesign.com/our-growing-edge/

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