Well to day School Girl and I are got some jam put up. Actually she ended up working on some school projects for me and watching.
Basic ingredients: 6 cups chopped plums ( i leave the skin on)
Here's about 6 cups chopped with pectin, sugar, lemon juice and blob of butter. (i really don't measure exact on) I'm heating them at about medium to get the juices flowing. Then I turn it up to high to get a rolling boil for 1 minute. Stirring constantly is key!
Here's what it looks like hot and steamy after all the sugar has been added and it has come to a rolling boil ( a second time ) for at least a minute. A bit of foam at the bottom of picture (no biggie).
I would like to show you picks of me putting it into the jars, but I need more hands!
Here's the end result after water bathing for 10 minutes. They always look so beautiful when first canned. The do tend to lose color over the year, but the flavor is still great!
Give it a try!