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Spiced Plum Jam

Spiced Plum Jam

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1/2 pint jars 1x


Spiced plum jam is a homemade stone fruit jam cooked with Christmas spices. Along with being a great recipe for canning or fruit preserves, a jar of spiced plum jam makes a beautiful holiday gift!


  • 3 pounds of plums, washed, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg or allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 6 tablespoons store-bought lemon juice


  1. Place chopped plums in a large pot with non-stick coating or enamel-coated dutch oven. Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and lemon juice.
  2. Place over medium-high heat and stir very often until the plums have released their juices and flesh has broken down, approx 15-20 mins. Test for desired consistency with a chilled spoon after 10-12 minutes of continuous boiling.
  3. Remove from heat. Your jam is now ready for canning or freezing. (Or eating!)

    Canning: Fill hot sanitized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.


Processing times per elevation: Sea level – 1000 feet = 10 minutes; 1000 – 3000 feet = 15 minutes; 3000 – 6000 feet = 20 minutes; 6000 – 8000 feet = 25 minutes

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Preserves
  • Cuisine: American