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Plum & Ginger Jam Recipe

Delicious version of plum jam recipe spiced up with ginger and lemon.
Prep Time20 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Cuisine: British
Keyword: jam, plum and ginger jam, plum and ginger jam recipe, plum jam


  • preserving pan or large saucepan
  • jam thermometer (optional)


  • 1 kg plums
  • 1 kg sugar white or jam making sugar
  • 1 medium size fresh ginger or 4 teaspoons of ground ginger (dry version)
  • 1 lemon


  • Cut all of the plums into halves and remove the stones. Add everything to a large saucepan and mix in the white sugar. Cover with a lid and leave for few hours (or overnight, if you like)
  • Add the ginger and juice from one lemon.
  • Place the saucepan on a low to medium heat and gently stir the jam until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  • Once the sugar has dissolved, raise the heat slightly and bring the jam to a boil for around ten minutes, or until the jam starts to get thicker.
  • Take the saucepan off the heat and test the jam to see if reached its setting point.
    The way to do this is to put a small teaspoon of the jam on a cold plate and if in about five minutes the jam firms up, its ready to be potted.
  • If the testing jam hasn't firmed up in 5 minutes on the plate, put the whole saucepan back onto the medium heat and continue boiling for another 5 minutes. Repeat the test and pot up when ready.