My Canning Plum Jams!!!!

Plum Jam

6 cups crushed plums (about 3 1/2 lbs plums)
1 package powdered pectin
8 cups sugar
To prepare fruit
Sort fully ripe plums, wash, cut into pieces, and remove pits.
Crush fruit.
To make jam
Measure crushed plums into a pot.
Add pectin and stir well.
Place on med/high heat and, be sure to stir!!!
Bring to a full boil with bubbles over the entire area!
Try not to get any on you , they hurt!!
Add sugar, keep right on a stirring, and heat again to a full bubbling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute.
Remove from heat; skim.
Pour immediately into hot, sterile canning jars to 1/4-inch from top.
Seal, and process 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
This recipe yields about 9 half-pint jars.
Enjoy on a piece of nice warm homemade bread!! theres a recipe on here! try it while your making your jam!
This makes about 4 1/2 pints!!

My Wild!!! Plum Jam (Freezer Jam)
3 cups wild plums (nice and smashed or run though your sieve!)
6 cups sugar
1 box powdered pectin
1 cup water

Mix the fruit and sugar together.
Let stand about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, getting it mixed in .
Boil powdered pectin and water rapidly for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Add the fruit and stir about 2 minutes will do it.
Pour into jars; tighten lids.
Let stand at room temperature for 24 hours until set.
Store in freezer or refrigerator for up to a year!!! yummmmmm
7 to 9 half-pints.

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