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 plums. The brightness of both the color and taste of these fruits make especially lovely preserves.
Not only does my family relish having home made 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.
When I go to antique stores I am always on the look out for old spoons so that I have a little stash of them for gifting or for my own use.
(This post contains affiliate links for your convenience and I will earn a small commission if these products are purchased. However, please know that I won’t recommend a product I don’t or wouldn’t use. Also, the price you are charged does not increase through the use of these links. Any income we earn from this affiliate revenue helps defray the costs associated with running this blog. See here for my full disclosure policy.)
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 recipe, I used a 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.
While plums are technically a ‘summer’ fruit, the addition of the warm spices of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger in this 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 straight forward 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.
Do you can your own jams or preserves? If so, I’d love to hear some of your recipes as I’m always on the lookout for my next canning project.
Thanks for stopping by to visit today, I appreciate more than you’ll ever know. And when you leave a comment…ah, it makes my heart sing!
I have published printable PDFs of several of my most popular knit patterns and printables and have made those available to all of my subscribers. And come back and check every now and again. I will continue to add patterns and printables to this page as we go along.
So, if you’d like to get in on the ‘subscriber benefit’ action, simply subscribe to Nourish and Nestle using the form on the right sidebar. It’s towards the top a bit. Or, you can subscribe by clicking the box right below. I have sent all my subscribers the link to the Subscriber Benefits Library, but if you missed it or misplaced it, drop me a line.
Until next time,