I like to make small pots of home made jam from time to time when fruits are in plenty and after we have done with other uses, jams is what comes to my mind and I would rather make my own , than buy.
As I do not have canning knowledge and wouldn’t like to try it , I prefer to make small batches , just enough to last three weeks max and most often we pretty much run out of home made jam by two weeks!
This particular recipe combining plums and figs is almost close to those you find in stores minus the other things used to keep the jam for ever!.
I particularly like making jams out of figs and plums as they seem to work well without pectin too.
This recipe is perfect as no pectin is required.You need to cook the figs and plums long enough to thicken and gel.It is alright to use the peels of figs and plums only make sure to cook it through.It also helps the jam to attain that grainy gorgeous colour and the little bits of plum and figs only adds to the taste.
of lemon juice will also do.
figs and add orange zest and juice.
until reduced mashing fruit occasionally with a wooden spoon until
soft. Uncover, stir in spices and sugar, then keep on medium heat, stirring gently, until
sugar thermometer registers 105°C (221°F)
This is such a delicious jam that can be made at home in less tan 30 minutes, you will never buy them again. You can try with other varieties of fruits.