Cherry plums aren't something you see often, but they are delicious. Making this jam lets you enjoy the fruit longer.
Course Dips and Sauces
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
10cupsof whole cherry plums
4cupsof white sugar
¼cupof lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
1Tablespoonsof vanilla extract
After rinsing fruits, remove pits of cherry plums.
In large stockpot, combine cherry plums, sugar and lemon juice. Stir well.
Turn heat to medium-high and begin cooking fruit, stirring well to prevent scorching.
Allow mixture to boil, stirring frequently, for about 25 minutes, or until jam coats the back of a wooden spoon.
Stir in vanilla extract.
Ladle jam into clean, sterile jars and top with lids. Jam may be canned in a hot water bath (look online for step-by-step instructions) or you can place the jars into the fridge once they're completely cool.
If you have a handheld cherry stoner available, those work nicely at quickly removing the pits.