(This photo has 130 jars. We had already given away a dozen!)
It was a bumper crop year for us!!
2017 Plum Jam Final Results:
144 jars of jam (12 oz)
10 batches over 10 Days
> 240 cups of fresh plums
80 cups of sugar (40 lbs)
10 4.7 oz jars of pectin
Our last record was 97 jars.
We smashed that record with 144 jars!!
For the record:
Recipe for each batch:
24 cups of fresh plums
Boil down with 3/4 cup of water
Add 1 tbsp butter to pot of plum juice
Bring strained plum juice to a simmer
Summer for 5 minutes
Add 8 cups of sugar
Bring to a rolling boil, constantly stirring
Add 1 cup pectin (1 4.7oz jar)
Bring to a roiling boil
Boil for 1 minute, constantly stirring
Makes 12-16 12 oz jars of jam