Two Ingredient Plum Jam

This jam is so super easy… and if you happen to have a plum tree, it is the best way to preserve your harvest. (Is that a pun? I think it is?)

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Anyways, if buying plums from the store, you will want to get about 5 pounds. If picking fresh, just get what you can and adjust the sugar to accommodate the amount of fruit you get.

We ended up with 8 cups of fruit from this bushel of plums.

The recipe is below! And if you’re in the mood for cute pictures of Ethan picking plums and lots of vulnerability from this step mom… hop on over to the home page for the full blog post.

Two Ingredient Plum Jam

Recipe by Melissa Tate TXDifficulty: Easy
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  • Plums

  • Sugar


  • Wash and remove pits from plums. You can use a knife or your hands!
  • 2. In a large stock pot, on medium/high heat, bring plums and sugar to a boil. The ratio of plum to sugar is about 2 cups of pitted plums to 1 cup of sugar. For my recipe, I had 8 cups of plums and 4 cups of sugar.
  • Upon boiling turn heat to medium and simmer, stirring often.
  • Once the mixture begins to thicken like a jam… it’s ready!
  • Mine took about 45 minutes… stirring every 3-4 minutes.


  • This jam will live happily in your refrigerator for up to 3 months!

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