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Wild Plum Jelly Recipe
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Wild Plum Jelly Recipe

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I've had this recipe for ages. Each year when the wild plums are ripe, I'll fill my pail and make this jelly. It's so good served with toast, pancakes or waffles! —Ludell Heuser, Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. Process: 5 min.
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds wild plums, halved and pitted
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 7-1/2 cups sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a stockpot, simmer plums and water until tender, about 30 minutes. Line a strainer with four layers of cheesecloth and place over a bowl. Place plum mixture in strainer; cover with edges of cheesecloth. Let stand for 30 minutes or until liquid measures 5-1/2 cups.
  2. Return liquid to the pan. Add pectin; stir and bring to a boil. Add sugar; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3.    Remove from the heat; skim off any foam. Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: about 8 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.
Originally published as Wild Plum Jelly in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 115 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, trace protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

It's a bit extra work preparing the plum juice, but so worth the work. The jelly color is beautiful and great as gifts. The jelly is so clear you can see thru it in the jars. I found the color was dependent upon how red the plum skins were.

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Reviewed May. 27, 2014

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Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

Modified this so it would work in my jam maker, I used an immersion blender to break up the plums to make jam instead of jelly. Came out beautiful, great color & flavor. It is so pretty I am going to give it as gifts for Xmas.

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Reviewed Sep. 20, 2013

Growing up, my grandmother always had plum jelly for me. When I made it, was never like hers. So glad I found this recipe. It's like having nana back again.

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Reviewed Jul. 28, 2012

Made several batches of this and it is easy and DELICIOUS! I do not use cheese cloth to strain only a strainer, we like the bits of plum in our jelly!

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