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Raspberry Plum Jam

 Raspberry Plum Jam
The thing I like best about this jam is the way the plums stretch the flavor of the raspberries. I make it when plums are in season, and we enjoy it all winter long on toast or homemade bread. For a few years, my husband and I had a small acreage with chickens, rabbits and sheep. Although we now live in town, our hearts still belong in the country! We have six children—three of them grown
96 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Process: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups chopped or coarsely ground peeled pitted fresh plums (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen sweetened raspberries
  • 10 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup bottled lemon juice
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, combine the plums, raspberries, sugar and lemon
  • juice. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring
  • constantly. Quickly stir in pectin; return to a full rolling boil.
  • Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into
  • hot pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe
  • rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water
  • canner. Yield: 6 pints.
Nutritional Facts: 2 tablespoons equals 91 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.