Damson Plum Jam

60 mins (prep 15, cooking 45)
3 ingredients
7-8 servings
If you are lucky enough to find them, get your hot little hands on some Damson plums. They are small and sour when fresh, but make the absolute best plum jam in the world. I have listed two different options for amounts of sugar/water in the recipe. The lower amounts will make a soft, very tart jam. That's the way I like it. With more sugar and water (keep them in proportion) you will get a more traditional jam, firmer and sweeter. I like it that way, too, I have to admit. Unfortunately, Damsons are clingstone and can't be pitted before the cooking starts. I have burnt myself quite badly a few times making this jam, while fishing out pits from the boiling pot, but this year (2004) I have figured out how to avoid that and have updated the recipe.

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Serving Size (417.09 g)
Servings 7
Amount per Serving
Calories 621.8 Calories from Fat 5.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.6g 6.46%
Saturated Fat 0.04g 1.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 4.06mg 1.18%
Total Carbohydrate 159.64g 372.5%
Dietary Fiber 3.0 g 84.0%
Sugars 156.19 g %
Protein 1.5g 21.0%
Vitamin A 739.29IU% Vitamin C 20.36mg%
Calcium 16.24mg% Iron 0.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4