Happy day my friends! Hope all is well in your world. I have a delicious recipe for Spiced Golden Plum Jam for you today.
Several years ago I began making jams and preserves and it's become one of those seasonal traditions for me. In the early summer months, it's blueberry and peach jam. In the late summer and fall months, I turn my preserving attentions to plums, apples, and pears.
One of my all-time favorite fruits to make jams and preserves from are golden or yellow plums. The brightness of both the color and taste of these fruits make especially lovely preserves.
Not only does my family relish having homemade preserves for their toast, but these small jars of deliciousness make great gifts. I like to attach a little spoon when I gift these jars of spiced plum jam.
When I go to antique stores I am always on the lookout for old spoons so that I have a little stash of them for gifting or for my own use.
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I have a lovely collection of cookbooks that I love to peruse for inspiration prior to my canning foray. Nothing comes closer to sheer bliss than when I'm sitting in my comfy kitchen chair (when Flora's not in it, that is) with a cup of tea and a stack of cookbooks to look through.
For this Spiced Plum Jam recipe, I used the Cardamom Plum Jam recipe from Liana Krissoff's book Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry as the basis, but then put my own riff on it by adding a few more spices.
While plums are technically a ‘summer' fruit, the addition of the warm spices of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger in this golden plum (or yellow plum) jam seem to make it more of a fall preserve, perfect for your toast or biscuit with your cup of coffee or tea on a cool-ish morning.
If you don't have a whole lot of experience canning, but want to dip your toe into the preserving waters, then simple jams like this are the way to go. You do need some basic tools (canning jars, jar lifter, etc…), but beyond that, water bath canning is a very straightforward process.
By all means, if you do decide to try canning for the first time, your very first purchase should be The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving.
Here are the jars I used, but mine have the black lids. I don't see that they sell the black lids anymore!
Adapted from Canning for a New Generation by Liana Krissoff
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