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spiced plum and apple jam

Spiced plum and apple jam

A rich and fruity jam with lots of spices perfect for everything from toast to glazing meat and as part of a cheeseboard or dessert topping too
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course preserves
Cuisine British
Servings 5 150ml jars
Calories 718 kcal


  • 375 g plums
  • 625 g apples any type
  • 500 g light brown muscovado sugar
  • 300 g granulated sugar
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cardamom pods split
  • 3 allspice berries
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Peel and core the apples and roughly chop
  • Remove stones (pits) from plums and quarter them (keep the stones)
  • wrap all spices and the plum stones in a piece of muslin and tie with string this is your spice bag to add flavour
  • heat the plums, apples, bay leaf and spice bag with the water and simmer for about 15 minutes till fruit is tender. Give it a squish with a potato masher
  • Add the sugar and let it dissolve completely then raise heat and boil till you reach the setting point (105C) remove from heat and ladle into sterilised jars
  • Dispose of used spices and bay leaf and wash muslin for future use


calories shown for full amount of plum and apple jam


Calories: 718kcalCarbohydrates: 186gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 33mgPotassium: 407mgFiber: 5gSugar: 177gVitamin A: 330IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 1mg
Keyword apple, jam, plum
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