Jalapeno plum jam

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by mike w, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    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!
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You left out wearing pants.

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

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    I had shorts on lol and that hot sauce sounds good to me! I hope you'll share the recipe when you make it. :)

  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    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.

  6. mike w

    mike w Smoking Fanatic

    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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