Spiced Plum Jam from food in jars
Makes 4 1-pint jars
8 C pitted and finely chopped plums (about 4 pounds)
3 1/2C sugar
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 (3-oz) packets liquid pectin
Prepare jars and lids.
Combine plums and sugar in large pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
Add lemon zest and juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Continue to cook over high heat for 15-20 minutes until molten and really syrupy.
Add pectin and bring to rolling boil for a full 5 minutes. Once done it will look thick and shiny.
Remove from heat and ladle into jars. Process in water for 10 minutes.