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Jalapeno plum jam

post #1 of 6
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We moved to a new house and lo and behold there are three plum trees and an apple tree on the property! Since the plums are ripening, I was able to pick enough for a batch of jam.
I found a recipe for a chipolte pepper and plum jam but the commissary doesn't carry the canned chipotles any more so I modified it with four jalapenos.

The recipe is
8 cups of pitted plums
6 cups sugar
4 minced jalapenos seeds removed
1 orange zested and chopped minus the pith and rind.
(Original recipe was 4 chipotles in adobo, no seeds, and 1Tbsp adobo)

I boiled the mix until it hit 218F and started to gel and then transferred the jam into sterilized pint jars.

My three year old likes it so I guess its good :)
I think it will go well with this cheese I smoked also.


Lessons learned:
Don't make jam in flip flops
Use a long handled wooden spoon
218F jam is really HOT and burns on exposed skin ;)
Wear an oven mitt when stirring

Thanks for looking!
post #2 of 6

You left out wearing pants.

 

I'm considering making a habanero-lemon hot sauce.

post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
I had shorts on lol and that hot sauce sounds good to me! I hope you'll share the recipe when you make it. :)
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You left out wearing pants.

I'm considering making a habanero-lemon hot sauce.
post #4 of 6

BTW plum should be a good smoking wood. Of course apple is a favorite of many, a nice light flavor similar to maple.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I'll keep any wood if I have to trim the trees. They are pretty small. I'm glad they have fruit. I don't know if I will get any apples. They aren't very large yet. About the size of crabapples.
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BTW plum should be a good smoking wood. Of course apple is a favorite of many, a nice light flavor similar to maple.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
So the plum jam mixed with a little soy sauce makes one hack of a good dipping sauce for char siu pork belly.


I don't think I'll get the rice ready before my three year old fills up.
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