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  • Jam and preserves

  • Plum jam
  • Makes about 2½kg/51b

  • Ingredients

  • 1 ½kg/ 3 lb. plums
    450ml/ 3/4pt water
    1 1/2kg/ 3lb. sugar
    15g./ ½oz. butter or margarine

  • Method

  • 1 Wash the plums in a colander. Put them into a pan with the water. Simmer gently until the plums are cooked, about 15 minutes.
    2 Add the sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Boil briskly until setting point is reached.
    3 Take from the heat and remove all the stones with a perforated spoon. Stir in the butter to remove the scum.
    4 Pour into clean, warm jars, cover, and label.