My backyard plum tree has been producing like crazy this summer! I think it liked all the spring rain we got here.
I’ve been trying to find new ways to use the plums. So far I’ve taken a bunch to work, given them away to friends, and even gave a few away to a nice couple Brentan and I met wine tasting in Santa Barbara county last weekend! I’ve also learned how to make jam and made two batches of homemade plum jam.
I modified a Martha Stewart plum jam recipe with the recipe for stone fruit jam on the pectin package to make my summer plum jam. You can easily recreate it with about 7 cups of fresh stone fruit, pectin, sugar and lemon juice!
The jam has already gone on lots of toast, in a baked brie, and on a pb&j sandwich, and I have to say it is the perfect mix of sweet and tangy. Yum!