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Mirabelle Plum Jam in a clip jar on wooden board.
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Mirabelle Plum Jam

Mirabelle Plum Jam - sunshine in a jar, a sweet and delicate plum jam with hints of apricot. Perfect for breakfast or tea!
Course Snack, teatime
Cuisine British
Keyword Mirabelle, no pectin, Plum
Prep Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 8 jars
Author Camilla Hawkins


  • 2 Kg Mirabelle plums
  • 2 Kg granulated sugar
  • 200 ml water


  • Place the plums and water in a preserving pan and bring to a simmer slowly until cooked.
  • Agitate plums with a whisk and remove the stones (patience required here)!
  • Add granulated sugar and on a low heat stir until dissolved.
  • Bring to a rolling boil and time for 20 minutes stirring frequently.
  • Take off the heat and put a few drops on a chilled plate and place in fridge for a minute.
  • Run your finger through the jam and if it forms a crinkle then it is ready, if not boil for another minute and so on.
  • Remove any scum with a spoon.
  • Pot into warm jars and seal with lids immediately or if using wax discs, place cellophane on once cool.
  • I made 8 jars of various sizes.


Put 2 small plates in the freezer before you start.
Sterilise jars by washing in hot soapy water or dishwashing, filling with boiling water, emptying and then placing in oven for 20 minutes at 140°C then leave in oven until jam is ready. Washed lids should be sterilised with boiling water and then left to drain.