Hey all! This is just going to be a short post this week. I’ve had several request from readers to share my recipe for Plum-Raspberry jam, so I thought I would shoot a few pictures and post it up!

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This recipe is from an old issue of Farm Journal from 1959, and they refer to this recipe as a “top favorite” in Kansas.

Plum-Raspberry Jam
Author: Farm Journal, 1959
Very good! You can either make this without or with pectin, depending on how much time you have and what you want your jam to taste like.
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs (5 cups) prune plums, ground
  • 5 c. sugar
  • 1 (10 0z) pkg frozen raspberries
Instructions
  1. Put ripe, firm plums through food processor using a medium blade.
  2. Combine plums and sugar in a 5 or 6 qt pan. Add raspberries and mix together.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until thick, about 40 mins. Stir occasionally. Process according to modern directions from your jars or canner or freeze.
Notes
I make several variations of this recipe, depending on how much time I have. I often use a box of pectin with this, just use the directions on the box of pectin for when making plum jam. Also, when using pectin I don’t grind the plums, I just pit them and cut them in half. I also add the raspberries at the very end of cooking rather than in the beginning for a fresher raspberry taste.

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Though the recipe calls for frozen raspberries (which are perfectly fine to use), I normally use fresh when they are plentiful at the farmer’s market, my neighbors backyard and my in-laws garden. This time I used fresh, and the recipe came out perfectly fine.

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“It tastes like jam.”

The Verdict: Very Good

From The Tasting Notes –

Despite Tom’s less-than-enthusiastic response, this is actually really good jam. Pleasantly sweet and tart with a good raspberry flavor, this is one of my favorites. The raspberries overpower the plums a bit, leaving only a pleasant tartness from the plums as the only indication they are in there. Tom said he really didn’t even know there were plums in it until I told him. Great jam if you have a ton of plums laying around, but you are sick of making just straight plum jam.

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